[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Thoughts on sword-frontend and packaging sword modules

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 15:29:03 BST 2009

2009/8/18 Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm>:
> Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
>> Synaptic in Ubuntu by default "consider recommends as dependencies".
> Actually I think this (install Recommends: by default) is just a
> configurable default for apt-based packaging tools in general,

As I found out there is also an apt option to install suggests by
default as well

>> So yeah I'm all for downgrading dependencies on virtual packages to
>> Suggest.
> Dependencies?!  No.  Let us be clear here.  Recommends: is a pointer,
> not a dependency.  Depends: is used to indicate a dependency.

So to be clear. Xiphos/Bibletime should
1) Provides: sword-frontend
2) Suggests: sword-text

and libsword8
1) Suggests: sword-frontend

> It's not really a burden if we, as packagers, understand what virtual
> packages are for :)  Especially since in our case the system for SWORD
> packages was already designed and implemented before we got here!  And
> I'm not sure why it is ambiguous, either... can you explain that aspect?

I'm referring to alphaandomega sword-frontend as ambiguity =)

=D lol

It was a fun email to read =)

With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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