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Re: promoting virtualbox-dkms to virtualbox pre-depends


On Tue, 2015-09-22 at 15:00 +0000, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
> As shown in policy 7.2
> "You should not specify a Pre-Depends entry for a package before this
> has been discussed on the debian-devel mailing
> list and a consensus about doing that has been reached. See
> Dependencies, Section 3.5."
> the problem actually is that virtualbox-dkms should be configured
> *before* configuring virtualbox, otherwise
> without a built kernel module, restarting VMs
> will fail and lead to an half-configured package.
> Please see bugs #798527 and #798979 as examples.

This should work with a normal Depends relation (reread Policy 7.2).

This commit helped since it prevented a circular dependency involving
the two packages:

So after that commit, a normal Depends from virtualbox to virtualbox
-dkms should be all that's nessesary.


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