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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Automatically installing "plugins" via dependencies
  • From: Klaus Kaempf <kkaempf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 12:53:32 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060616105332.GE25623@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Reinhard Max <max@xxxxxxx> [Jun 16. 2006 12:47]:
>
> I think an ideal solution for this (so that package cluttering is
> avoided but not too many dependencies are skipped) would be if RPM
> provided a way to specify, "The dependencies of this shared object are
> weak. The package will work fine when they are not resolved, but tell
> the user that he will get this and that additional functionality when
> he choses to resolve them."

We have this kind of dependency (suggests).
We're just missing an application to present it nicely to the user.


Klaus

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