Bug#413353: debian-policy: New virtual package: dict-freedict
Tatsuya Kinoshita <email@example.com> writes:
> On March 4, 2007 at 3:20PM +0200,
> kebil (at kaunas.init.lt) wrote:
>> I recommend to add the virtual package "dict-freedict" to the virtual
>> package list. When I adopted the orphaned 'freedict' debian package, I
>> have replaced the 'dict-freedict' meta package with the 'dict-freedict'
>> virtual package (as was suggested in #205417). Now the package, which
>> requires at least one dictionary may depend on this virtual package,
>> and user not need to to install all dictionaries. So, this virtual
>> package actually exists since 14 Aug 2005. See:
>> Now the dict-servers (dictd, serpento) and dict-clients (dict, kdict,
>> opendict, ...) may to add this virtual package to the Recommends or
>> Suggests fields in the debian/control files (as it is in the package
>> 'latrine' a long time since).
>> I propose to include the such entry to the virtual package list:
>> dict-freedict - a FreeDict dictionary, formatted for the dictionary
>> server and client which uses the DICT Protocol.
> This virtual package is privately, amongst a cooperating group of
> packages, so adding it to the virtual package list is unnecessary,
> I think.
I think the discussion on this bug indicated that this wasn't required
(particularly since we also now have dictd-dictionary as a virtual
package), and this virtual package doesn't appear to be in use currently
in the archive. I'm therefore marking this bug as rejected, but it will
stay open for some time in case my understanding is incorrect and this is
still an issue that we should deal with.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>