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Re: packaging system

From: Stefan van der Walt
Subject: Re: packaging system
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 11:27:58 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040907i

On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 10:47:46AM +0200, David Bateman wrote:
> I think a bit more complete dependency checking code might be good idea 
> to get into place early to save us some pain later. At the moment you 
> have a line "Depends:" in the DESCRIPTION file, that contains a list of 
> all packages that the current package depends on. May I suggest that 
> each package dependency has a seperate "Depends:" line of the form
> Depends: PACKAGE [<|=|>] VERSION
> to take into account the possible need for a particular version of a 
> package or newer than, or range of versions.. For example you might have
> Depends: Signal >= 1.0.0
> Depends: Signal < 2.0.0

I think Søren implemented something like this already, since his
sample package contains the following line:

Depends: octave (>= 2.1.64)


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