Am 07.06.2015 um 12:26 schrieb Chris Boot: > network-manager only has pppd as a Recommends despite shipping a pppd > plugin. Small correction: network-manager has a versioned Recommends and a versioned Breaks against ppp. This is deliberate, since network-manager does not strictly need ppp. The versioned Breaks is there to ensure that breakage due to a new ppp upstream version with changed plugin path does not go unnoticed. Unfortunately it seems ppp changes its plugin dir with every new upstream release. network-manager-pptp is different, since this network-manager plugin strictly requires ppp, so it uses a versioned Depends. > I was also considering writing a debhelper plugin and/or dh_ppp_plugin > script to help with calculating the correct dependencies at build time, > so that packages can simply invoke the script at build-time and Do The > Right Thing. It could also be used to obtain the correct plugin > directory to install plugins into, which seems like it would be useful > for network-manager-pptp among others. Does this sound like a useful > addition? Shipping a .pc file upstream to get the correct plugin directory (and build flags) sounds like a useful addition. The question I would ask myself, is if ppp has to break the ABI for its plugins with each new upstream release? Is there actually an ABI break in 2.4.7? -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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