Re: Depends: syntax
On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 06:32:40PM -0600, Graham Wilson wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 09:21:36PM +0100, Frank Gevaerts wrote:
> > > Depends: ttf-freefonts | ttf-larabie-straight, ttf-freefonts | ttf-larabie-deco
> > That is indeed the same thing. This means my original requirement is not
> > entirely what I want either. What I mean is "ttf-freefont is sufficient.
> > If you want the better-looking fonts, you need both
> > ttf-larabie-straight and ttf-larabie-deco"
> > By the way, is it even allowed by policy to do this ? section 2.1.2
> > says: must not require a package outside of main for compilation or execution
> > (thus, the package must not declare a "Depends", "Recommends", or
> > "Build-Depends" relationship on a non-main package.
> > Does this allow a Depends on (free|non-free) ?
> > I first thought of a Suggests: of the larabie packages, but this might
> > lead to an unused ttf-freefont installation.
> what happens if none of the above font packages are installed?
The program will not work, so I need at least one Depends (ttf-freefont
is sufficient). I could of course include some fonts in the package, but I
don't really like that idea.