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From Martin Zdila <>
Subject Re: debian-like virtual modules
Date Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:50:36 GMT
sorry for top-posting, but i would really like to know some answer to my 
problem, as i think it is a goot feature to have.

thanks in advance

On Tuesday 07 April 2009 13:43:33 Martin Zdila wrote:
> hello
> is there a (plan for a) feature of debian-like virtual modules? for example
> module A depends on the virtual module B. if i want to resolve dependencies
> of the module A then ivy looks for for a non-virtual module that
> "implements" virtual module B. there can be of course multiple modules
> implementing the B. in such a case the ivy should decide which non-virtual
> module to use by checking some priority attribute.
> the real example in debian is: package mutt depends on the virtual package
> mail-transport-agent. the mail-transport-agent are courier, exim4,
> sendmail. so if i want to install the mutt, i must have installed one of
> the forementioned packages.
> is there some way?
> thanks in advance
> best regards

Martin Zdila 

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