[Pkg-octave-devel] Slave update-alternatives [was: Re: Bug#383149: tried purging then reinstalling octave2.9 package]

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at debian.org
Fri Aug 18 09:28:03 UTC 2006

* Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail at gmail.com> [2006-08-18 10:42]:

> As a work-around, we could let the octave packages depend on the
> octave-header packages. If we know that always both are installed, we
> could make mkoctfile (and friends) slave of the octave alternative.

Currently, the octave-headers packages depend on the respective octave2.*
packages.  With your suggestion, circular dependencies would be
introduced and we are trying to get rid of them:


> This might need some thoughts, because we are tying together commands
> from two packages, but the different emacs and vi flavours are doing
> just that.

What are the emcas and vi packages doing exactly?


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