Re: Bug#127809: dpkg doesn't know about Enhances: - yes it does
I don't see why this is a bug at all, whether in dpkg or in
policy. As wichert mentioned in another thread, dpkg is more than a
mere implementation of policy. And policy is more than a mere
documentation for dpkg and apt.
Policy mentions enhances as a means of declaring a dependency
relationship. It does not say that it shall be paid any attention to
by dpkg, apt, and friends.
In time, support for this field shall come in the tools. In
the meanwhile, the field functions well enough to let humans know
that some package enhances the functionality of some other package. I
fail to see how that can be considered negative.
There are packages that are using this field, and I would not
remove the field from policy where there is, in my opinion, no
I am hereby closing this report.
In my opinion, Perl's biggest weaknesses are (1) its syntax is
fantastically complex (consider the multiple meanings of / and $),
and it is a collection of features more than a coherent language for
expressing algorithms. Dale Worley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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