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Re: [Ekiga-list] Debian packages

Subject: Re: [Ekiga-list] Debian packages
From: Rick Pasotto
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 15:15:41 -0500
On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 09:12:47PM +0100, Hannes Ebner wrote:
> Eugen Dedu wrote:
> > There are two solutions: - either stay as we are now.  Note that
> > only gnome-desktop-environment is removed (+old pwlwib/opal), not 47
> > packages!! - or do not use ekiga-snapshot anymore, but ekiga (while
> > ptlib and opal are still named -snapshot, to avoid soname problems).
> > Note that this will not be intrusive or conflict with debian
> > package, because the version will be carefully chosen.
> 
> What about a third solution, namely adding a "provides" statement to
> the package definition of ekiga-snapshot? I.e. "Provides: ekiga".
> 
> See <http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-pkg_basics#s-depends>.
> 
> AFAIK this approach is widely used, one example is the thunderbird
> package which has a "Provides: mail-reader".

The 'provides' is already there.

Can the provides include a version number?

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    Rick Pasotto    rick@xxxxxxxx    http://www.niof.net
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