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Re: some thoughts about package refences in the info files

On Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 09:58:17AM +0200, Tepperis-von der Ohe, Michael wrote:
> hi,
> 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?

The list of "public" virtual packages is in

However there are a number of "private" virtual packages that are not in
this list. You can compute the list of packages that are 'Provided' by some
packages and remove the real packages from that list.


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