Re: "Defaults for satisfying dependencies - ordering" gone?
>> Jason Gunthorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'd rather that be the official mechanism so we can reduce the
> number of dependency elemenets.
Sounds fair. What does dselect (in general, an apt front-end) when
there's no alternative with a higher priority? Wasn't that the reason
for the paragraph I quoted in the first place?
[ ulterior motivation: one of my packages has a dependency on a purely
virtual package without an alternative, and the information got there
by means of a shlibs file. I want to know if it's my package at fault
or the shlibs file from the corresponding -dev package. ]
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