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Re: Agenda for the 2009-05-26 Packaging Committee meeting

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 12:53:07PM +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> Or consider "Recommends: B >= 1.2" - what exactly does this mean? The  
> package does something "better" if B is installed too, but what if we 
> only have B 1.0 installed/available. Does the package even work with B 
> 1.0? If it doesn't work with B 1.0, should rpm emit an error in such a 
> case? If the version doesn't match, should B be pulled in anyway?

As far as I can tell, in Debian a versioned suggestion is still just a
suggestion.  If B = 1.0 were installed, it would be up to the package
A to detect this and do the right thing.  But I agree this is a nasty
corner case which would need to be made explicit one way or another.


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