Re: A case for Pre-Depends?
Wouldn't this be a case where you want to use recommend?
(Taken from the Maint-guide):
Dselect will not install your package unless the packages it
recommends are installed. Dpkg and APT should let you do it, though. Use
this for packages that are not strictly necessary but are typically used
with your program.
>From what I read, libicu16 doesn't really need icu to work, but the
libraries just aren't really useful.
On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, Yves Arrouye wrote:
> OK, I have this package, libicu16, which contains libraries only. The
> libraries are not really useful w/o the data contained in the icu package,
> but it is reasonable to expect later libraries to work w/ the same data,
> hence the separation. Also, the icu package has binaries which depend on
> Right now I have libicu16 suggests icu, but I'd really would like to express
> something like:
> Package: libicu16
> Depends: icu (>= 22.214.171.124)
> since if one drops icu, libicu16 isn't very useful. but then I also have:
> Package: icu
> Depends: libicu16 (>= 126.96.36.199)
> Is Pre-Depends a help for me here? Should icu Pre-Depends on libicu16, or
> the opposite?
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