[arch-general] alternate dependencies?

Neil Darlow neil at darlow.co.uk
Mon Apr 21 02:30:37 EDT 2008


Seeing the earlier post re. tetex and texlive perhaps there is a case 
for extending pacman to support alternate dependencies.

By this I mean a package could depend on one of a choice of packages. 
The syntax could be something like:

depends=( tetex|texlive )

where the individual dependencies retain their current features e.g. 
versions etc.

Opinions welcomed.

Neil Darlow

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