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Re: "Defaults for satisfying dependencies - ordering" gone?

Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr> wrote:
> On Sun, May 13, 2001 at 12:38:05PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
>> Why is that not viable?
>> Do the following:
>> * Make all the different editor packages provide the virtual package
>>   "editor".
>> * Create a real package "editor-proxy", which depends on "editor", and
>>   is marked Essential.

> And then have a couple of hundred packages that use invoke editor depend on
> it, and after that have a couple of thousand packages depend on it because
> they depend on it implicitely...

Nope.  It will truly be essential without actually being marked essnetial
as an essential package depends on it.  So this actually avoids the need
for explicit dependencies.
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