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Bug#51472: marked as done (packaging manual shouldn't dictate dselect behaviour)

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From: Wichert Akkerman <wichert@cistron.nl>
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Subject: packaging manual shouldn't dictate dselect behaviour
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Package: packaging-manual

The current packaging-manual dictates how dselect reacts to relations
from packages. If you look at section 8.2 there are statements
such as:

          It is treated by `dselect' exactly as `Depends' is; this makes it
          hard for the user to select things so as to leave `Recommends'
          fields unsatisfied, but they are able to do so by being

Similar statements are made for other relations.

I don't think the packaging-manual should dictate how dselect handles
relations. The current CVS version of dselect already changed its
behaviour somewhat making some of these statements false.


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Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 21:36:50 +0100
From: Julian Gilbey <J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk>
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The section dealing with package relations in policy no longer
contains the offending paragraph about how dselect handles Recommends
et al, so this bug can be closed.



         Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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