Re: How to split a package?
"Luis Rodrigo Gallardo Cruz" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
IANADD, and have no comment or answers for the first part.
And, another question, should the -indep package Depend: on the -dep
one? Its files are, on the whole, useles without it, but I don't
really understand if it's right to have such interdependency.
No. the -indep package sould only reccomend the -dep package.
Depending on it would create circular dependecy, and that can cause
quite a few different little problems.
Normally the dep package will keep the same name. So it need not list the
older version in depends or replaces.
However as Kapil explained, the indep package (normally named
$packagename-data) should conflict with the older packages,
as well as replace them.