Re: cameleon: byte or native?
On Thu, Nov 28, 2002 at 09:04:33PM +0100, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Thu, Nov 28, 2002 at 08:46:49AM +0100, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> >> >The policy says it chooses one at random, the implementation says it
> >> >chooses the first by default.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> Strange. I recall that sometimes it tells the user to specify the wanted
> >> package (among those alternatives) in the command-line. Am I wrong?
> > Not sure, i don't remember exactly, but the behavior i describe
> > (choosing the first one) is the one implemented by the autobuilders, and
> > is why i do :
> > If you want to test it, just build a package that depends on spamoracle,
> > (or add a spurious spamoracle | spamoracle-byte dependency to one of
> > your packages) and try either and apt-get build-dep and/or building it
> > with pbuilder to see what happens.
> I was not asking about autobuilders but dependencies of binary
Yes, sorry, i was lacking too much sleep when writing this.
> If :
> Package: cameleon
> Depends: zoggy (>= x.y.z) | zoggy-byte (>= x.y.z)
> apt-get install cameleon will triger the installation of zoggy, right?
> It won't ask if I want zoggy or zoggy-byte?
I really don't know, you could build a package with a fake dependency on
spamoracle | spamoracle-byte, and try installing it. I suppose you would
need to put it in a apt-getable place, or something such though.