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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:

     `Recommends'
          [...]
          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
          persistent.

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.

Wichert.

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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

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