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Re: [PROPOSAL] Full text of GPL must be included

On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 06:49:08PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Ben Collins wrote:
> > Then we need a mechanism so that the packages can include it, but not
> > install it unless it isn't installed already.
> The famous dpkg-needs-metadata-per-file thing..

Maybe it would be easier to label things like conffiles, but call it
"weakinstall". Treat it like a directory, where many packages can install
it and own it, and removing them wont remove it unless no other packages
have it installed.

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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