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Bug#381467: bibtex2html: please provide alternative dependency on texlive packages

On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 06:55:04PM +0200, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Package: bibtex2html
> Severity: wishlist
> Please make this package cooperate with texlive in Debian. I suggest the
> following depends extensions:
> 	tetex-base | texlive-latex-base, 

I'm replying to this, but consider my comment as applying to #381471 as

I don't think "polluting" all packages that need tetex-whatever with
alternative dependencies on texlive-whatever is a good idea. It would be
much better to make both tetex-whatever and texlive-whatever Provides a
virtual package like latex-whatever and then ask all interested packages
to use a dependencies on the virtual package.

This way we would at least have to do the work once, what if tomorrow we
will add in debian another latex implementation? Should we go through
all the involved packages again?

Feel free to raise the issue on debian-devel.


Stefano Zacchiroli -*- Computer Science PhD student @ Uny Bologna, Italy
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