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From Gilles Scokart <gscok...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: debian-like virtual modules
Date Fri, 17 Apr 2009 15:01:58 GMT
It would be a nice feature indeed.   An other close use case might be
applicable to osgi where you have also the notion of service providers.

However, I don't see where to plug that into the current ivy model.


Gilles Scokart


2009/4/17 Martin Zdila <m.zdila@mwaysolutions.com>

> 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
>
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