Bug#244418: dpkg: would like to see user-config options result in more packages to install
this may sound a little odd, and it can be achieved by simply splitting
packages up and creating meta-packages.
but i would like to see dependencies be optional and based on
configure-time user input.
debconf itself, the package, can have different front-ends.
however, if you check the debconf dependencies, no mention is made
that debconf with the KDE frontend selected requires libqt-perl.
or that it requires KDE, for that matter.
one way to achieve this is to create a new package debconf-frontend-kde,
which depends on debconf, kde and libqt-perl.
another way to achieve this is to make the installation of kde and
libqt-perl CONDITIONALLY DEPENDENT on the user selecting the debconf
just a thought.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux highfield 2.4.23-1-686 #1 Sun Nov 30 20:51:10 EST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C
Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii dselect 1.10.18 a user tool to manage Debian packa
ii libc6 2.3.2.ds1-11 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
-- debconf information excluded