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Re: promoting virtualbox-dkms to virtualbox pre-depends

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 15:00:35 +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 is a subpackage depending on another subpackage that belongs to the same src, I don't get why I should discuss such internal
> changes, but well, policy is policy)
A pre-depends is very much the wrong hammer here, userspace can't
usefully rely on a kernel package or module through package


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