Subject: Re: changing 'install-depends' output
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/12/2000 17:11:13
On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Simon Burge wrote:
> What about just deleting the build package name, and leaving the wording
> as "depends on"?  Like
> ===> depends on installed package: gtk+>=1.2.8 - gtk+-1.2.8 found
> ===> depends on installed package: ORBit>=0.5.1 - ORBit-0.5.3nb1 found

Um, if I read that, I start wondering WHAT depends on these. ;)

> That's only two more characters than "Required" and it's more
> ``package-like'' - packages have dependancies and not requirements.

In the pkg context, "dependency" and "requirement" are rather

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>