Q: Splitting existing pkg into subpackages?!

Sergio Pascual sergio.pasra at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 09:41:09 UTC 2014


2014-10-30 10:32 GMT+01:00 Alec Leamas <leamas.alec at gmail.com>:

> Hi all!
> Feeling dumb (again...) I have a package which I now need to split into
> subpackages. Also, I want the original package to just be an empty one
> pulling in all the new subpackages, giving a smooth upgrade path
> (installing the base package installs everything, as it used to be).
> My problems are the deps. Is there a way to add a Requires: *only* to the
> base package? This is really what I want to do, but adding it among the
> others will let also the sub-packages inherit it which becomes a mess. Or
> am I just thinking in the wrong direction?
> This must be done so many times... anyone, out there?

Does this help?


> Cheers!
> --alec
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