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bug#27811: net-tools patch has no effect?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#27811: net-tools patch has no effect?
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:30:50 +0200
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Leo Famulari <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 02:03:35PM -0400, Leo Famulari wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 01:52:02PM -0400, Leo Famulari wrote:
>> > Is this the right way to create the test-only package variant for now?
>> I was reminded of the hidden-package procedure. I'll try rewriting this
>> change using it.
> I think the order of package inheritance between net-tools and
> net-tools-for-tests is the opposite of what's needed for hidden-package.
> I'll add a note about using hidden-package in the next core-updates
> cycle.

‘hidden-package’ simply adds a ‘properties’ field; you could do that “by
hand” and make the property list of ‘net-tools’ empty.


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