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[pspell] Re: A Note to Package Maintainers

From: Kevin Atkinson
Subject: [pspell] Re: A Note to Package Maintainers
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 05:05:06 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 12 Jun 2000, Kevin Atkinson wrote:

> Then the libraries should have the following dependences.
> libpspell        (system libs only)
> libaspell        (libpspell)
> libpspell-ispell (libpspell)

I forgot to mention that in order for libpspell to do anything it requires
at least libaspell or libpspell-ispell to be installed.  So you should
probably make pspell depend on a virtual package such as pspell-module or
something like that.  For example

libpspell        (pspell-module)
libaspell        (libpspell, provides pspell-module)
libpspell-ispell (libpspell, provides pspell-module)

This will introduce a circular dependency but it
won't require BOTH libaspell and libpspell-ispell to be installed.  Also
the pspell library will at least link correctly without libaspell or
ibpspell-ispell.  With the other way the linker will probably fail to
start any program linking in with libpspell unless it can find all the
libraries linked in by the add-modules script.

Kevin Atkinson

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