[RFC] xulrunner, shlibs, and dependencies.
dburrows at debian.org
Sun Dec 4 20:12:17 UTC 2005
On Sat, Dec 03, 2005 at 12:28:36AM -0800, Steve Langasek <vorlon at debian.org> was heard to say:
> On Sat, Dec 03, 2005 at 08:58:45AM +0100, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > Will all the tools resolving the dependencies be fine with a dependency
> > on a virtual package without one an a real package ? (like for
> > zlib1g-dev | libz-dev)
> Yes. See apt's Provides for an example of this.
Just in case there's any confusion: the problem with depending only on
a virtual package is that some tools tend to pick an arbitrary Provider of
the package, which can in turn lead to unpredictable behavior. If only one
provider at a time is installable, this shouldn't be a problem, though.
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