[arch-general] alternate dependencies?

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 02:34:54 EDT 2008

Neil Darlow wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

That's what provisions are for.

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