[fpc-pascal] FPC 2.4.2 source

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Sat May 21 12:11:35 CEST 2011

On Sat, 21 May 2011 11:47:28 +0200
Bernd Kreuss <prof7bit at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 21.05.2011 11:29, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
> > On Sat, 21 May 2011 12:12:59 +0300
> > "Juha (gmail)" <juha.manninen62 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> >> [...]
> >>> When trying to update the new lazarus and fpc binaries with deb packages I
> >>> got in trouble with dependancies. Then I abort it.
> > 
> > What troubles?
> The thing I have never understood is why it split into a myriad of
> different .deb files

Because of Debian policies.
The deb package are made for the repositories, so the number of
packages are irrelevant. You install one and automatically get all

> while it really only needs to be the following:
> * lazarus.deb
> * fpc.deb
> * fpc-source.deb
> and maybe even alternatively for lazy people like me something like
> * lazarus-complete.deb (provides: lazarus, fpc, fpc-source)

Theoretically we could provide an extra set of deb packages (or
maybe just one). But they will bite the standard ones, so this opens
another can of worms.

> I'm not sure about the exact entries in the deb control files (provides,
> depends, replaces, etc.) to achieve this magic but I think it should be
> possible, shouldn't it?

Yes, but it is continuous work. I doubt that the debian package
maintainers will do it.


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