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Re: Lintian error about missing debconf dependency (which is not missing)

On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 09:36:57AM +0100, Michael Hanke wrote:
> > If you depend on newer features than those guaranteed by the debconf-2.0
> > interface, you will need to depend on the providers of those features
> > explicitly, *without* an or on "debconf-2.0".
> Thanks. I did'nt realize this fact. So if I get you right the solution
> would be to get rid of the debconf-2.0 dependency. If I do so lintian is
> fine, but I guess Joey Hess is not:

> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/08/msg00136.html
> (and follow-ups)

> This post was the reason why I included this dependency in the first
> place.

> As the debconf-2.0 package's purpose is to allow transition to cdebconf,
> is depending on cdebconf explicitely as an alternative to debconf an
> option? How compatible are those 'alternatives' currently. 

Yes, the best solution available today would be to use

 Depends: debconf (>= 1.3.22) | cdebconf (>= ??)

I don't know what minimum version of cdebconf (if any) you should specify to
get support for settitle.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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