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AW: some thoughts about package refences in the info files


thanks for this hint. but how I recognize a package as being 'virtual'?
the Packages files offers this information only sometimes in the 
description area.

Does an extra list of virtual packages exist? Where?



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Von: Bill Allombert [mailto:Bill.Allombert@math.u-bordeaux1.fr] 
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 1. Juli 2010 17:23
An: debian-policy@lists.debian.org
Betreff: Re: some thoughts about package refences in the info files

On Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 09:18:51AM +0200, Tepperis-von der Ohe, 
Michael wrote:
> hi folks,
> Package: muttprint
> ...
> Enhances: mail-reader, news-reader
> a package 'news-reader' does not exist

News-reader is a virtual package, which is provided by a number of 
packages, for example tin provides news-reader:
$ apt-cache show tin
Package: tin
Priority: optional
Version: 1:1.9.6~20100522-1
Provides: news-reader

You should fix your database to handle virtual packages.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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