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Re: Package.el and specifying alternative dependencies

From: Mark Oteiza
Subject: Re: Package.el and specifying alternative dependencies
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2017 16:57:12 -0500
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Tim Cross <address@hidden> writes:

> Is there a way to specify alternative dependencies in a package?
> Situation: installing a package is resulting in an additional package being 
> installed
> even though the dependencies for the package have already been satisfied by 
> another
> package. This results in two packages being installed which provide 
> overlapping
> functionality. 
> Example. I have installed org-plus-contrib. I then install elfeed-org, which 
> has a
> dependency on org. This results in the org package being installed, but org is
> already installed as part of the org-plus-contrib package. 
> I'm trying to work out if this is a problem with how dependencies are defined 
> in the
> elfeed-org package or is it a problem with how org-plus-conrib is specifying 
> what
> dependency it satisfies? Need to know in order to determine where this issue 
> needs to
> be logged.

IIUC, package.el figures out dependencies by package name, not by the
features it provides.  So, I think the answer to your question is no.

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