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Re: Debian, Iceweasle, Firefox!

On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 12:02:43PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> I've suggested that iceweasel provides+conflicts+replaces firefox,
> which AFAICT would instead produce the output:
>   Note, selecting iceweasel instead of firefox
> [...other stuff about packages...]
>   Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
> Would that be better, in your opinion?
> I don't know if it's possible.  I think that would require ftpmaster
> assistance (because it makes firefox a virtual package as I understand

If it turns firefox into a virtual package, then it cannot be done.  The
reason is that virtual packages cannot have versioned dependencies
expressed against them.  In this way, with firefox instead being a dummy
package, other packages can continue to express versioned dependencies
on firefox and everything still works.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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