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Re: suggest: midi sequencer

On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 10:46:43AM +0200, Grammostola Rosea wrote:
> Hi,
> What if my package suggest to use an midi sequencer, e.g. Rosegarden or 
> qtractor? I think I'm searching for something which looks similar to this:
> konqueror | www-browser
> but what name does those midi sequencers have?

If you're asking what is the name of the Debian package of Rosegarden,
you should be able to figure this out by yourself from the information
at http://packages.debian.org/ :)

If you're asking about the www-browser part, well, that's a virtual
package as described in the Debian Policy (you've actually read that,
right? :)  The Policy also describes how to properly depend on programs
that provide virtual packages - exactly this way, by depending first on
a specific one that your package works best with and, alternatively, on
the virtual package so that any alternative installed would satisfy it.

So, is there a virtual package that defines a MIDI sequencer?  Well, you
should be able to figure this out by yourself from the package information
of the Rosegarden and qtractor packages: do they "Provide" something that
looks like a generic name of a MIDI sequencer?  In this specific case,
no, they do not, so you have to depend on either of them (or any other
MIDI sequencers that you are aware of) by package name, you can't really
get away with a virtual package.

Hope that helps.


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