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Richard Bos wrote:
Op maandag 19 december 2005 10:19, schreef Pascal Bleser:
Another idea... let's call it
"meta" or "virtual" packages...
Make empty packages that pull several dependencies using their Requires
tags to make packagers' life easier.
this is nothing new. It has been used in suse-7.3 already. This following
packages are virual ones:
You find them in ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/apt4rpm/
Sure, I could also just roll my own in my own repository, but the point is to have them in
distribution. And with any package manager frontend, not only apt.
If it's only in one additional repository (and furthermore only with apt), it's
If someone wants to rebuild my src.rpm, she won't be able to find that virtual
package unless she
1) has and uses apt
2) has configured apt to include that repository
IMO src.rpm's should really be "rebuildable" out-of-the-box, not only under
certain conditions and
requiring to use specific repositories (besides the core distribution or what would be
the BuildRequires (e.g. packman)), as well as requiring specific package manager
Same is true for the tools BTW, src.rpm's must be "buildable" just with
"netmask" Teixeira and I talked about that idea, as Mauricio told
me that Connectiva has that approach with so-called "task" packages
(task-c++-devel, etc...). They also use it to do the same as SUSE Linux'
"selections" (*.sel files in yast2 repositories), e.g.
but that's a different story ;)
I could really use such a "meta-gnome-devel" package ;)))
Than use apt:
Very interesting, but not of any help in this case, because it only works with apt and
when you have
that repository configured.
-o) Pascal Bleser http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/
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