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Re: How to : convinience package (or virtual package)

On Thu, Dec 30, 2004 at 05:32:12PM +1100, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > We need to know the following.
> > How to create a virtual or convinience package for debian web site listing.
> > For example a package called 'kdeedu' contains all the educational 
> > packages like khangman,kalzium etc.
> > What they have done is kdeedu has dependencies on all the packages 
> > that constitute kdeedu itself.
> > Is that how u create a virtual package??
> No, a virtual package is something different (and unrelated to the problem
> at hand).
> What might be of use to you is a package called 'equivs'.  It's designed to
> help make packages that don't contain anything, but instead just have
> information (like a big pile of dependencies) in them to help pull in a
> bunch of other packages.

Also take a look at tasksel. Seems to be created for these purposes.


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