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Re: package sysutils_1.3.6.1.deb depends "perl5" ??

On Mon, Jan 31, 2000 at 06:58:55PM +0100, Gabriele Kayser wrote:
>   No, the problem is not solved, because this packages ar named
>   "perl" an *NOT* "perl5". If I try to install package
>   "sysutils_1.3.6.1.deb" I get Dependency-Problem-Message, because on
>   my system is no package named "perl5" installed only named "perl"
>   (Version: 5.004.04-7.0.1).
>   I think there is a failure in the Dependency-Definiton of the
>   package "sysutils_1.3.6.1.deb" - the dependency have to be "perl (>=
>   ???)" and not "perl5" ?!

No, I think this is correct. perl5 is a _virtual_ package; there is no
one package named perl5. However, perl-5.005 and perl-5.004 both provide
the virtual package perl5. sysutils needs either of those perls, so it
depends on perl5.

There _is_ no package called simply "perl" any more.

Thierry: I don't think there is a bug here.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB. CCs of replies on mailing lists are welcome.

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