[csw-maintainers] how to express dependencies on alternatives?

Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński maciej at opencsw.org
Thu May 31 10:32:46 CEST 2012

2012/5/31  <pfelecan at opencsw.org>:
> Emacs new packaging uses the alternatives system.
> There are packages, such as auctex, depending on the generic Emacs at
> run-time and/or build time.
> How can I express such dependencies?
> Concretely: auctex depends (build and run-time) on emacs (the X11
> Athena based widget) or emacs_gtk or emacs_nox.

I don't think you can, at all. It's the inherent limitation of SVR4
package format.

In such case, one thing to do would be to display a message at the end
of auctex installation, explaining that either emacs_gtk or emacs_nox
need to be installed.

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