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. G'luck, Peter -- Peter Pentchev firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com roam@FreeBSD.org PGP key: http://people.FreeBSD.org/~roam/roam.key.asc Key fingerprint FDBA FD79 C26F 3C51 C95E DF9E ED18 B68D 1619 4553 I am jealous of the first word in this sentence.
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