[maemo-developers] dpkg: serious warning: files list .......

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Tue Feb 20 12:58:20 EET 2007
ext Marius Vollmer wrote:
> "ext Guillem Jover" <guillem.jover at nokia.com> writes:
>> * Why are you using a Pre-Depends?
> He is using this pre-depends:
>     Pre-Depends: maemo-select-menu-location
> This one ultimately comes from the "How to make a package for the
> Application Manager" document here:
>     http://maemo.org/platform/docs/howtos/howto_making_an_application_package_bora.html#utilities
> The maemo-select-menu-location utility is supposed to be used from
> maintainer scripts, and I thought that you should pre-depend on
> packages providing these utilities in this case.  Not true?

Hm. Debian policy states following:
Sometimes, a package requires another package to be installed and 
configured before it can be installed. In this case, you must specify a 
Pre-Depends entry for the package.

You should not specify a Pre-Depends entry for a package before this has 
been discussed on the debian-devel mailing list and a consensus about 
doing that has been reached.

I guess in our case things like this should be discussed on 
maemo-developers. ;-)

	- Eero

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