6. Defining package dependencies
Package dependencies and incompatibilities can be
defined with two of the optional
package information files.
file lets you name
versions of your package that are compatible with the one being installed.
file lets you define three types of dependencies
associated with your package.
These dependency types are:
or the manual pages
for details on the formats of these files.
a prerequisite package
your package depends on the existence of another package
a reverse dependency
another package depends on the existence of your package
This type should only be used when a pre-UNIX System V Release 4 package
(that cannot deliver a
file) relies on the newer package.
an incompatible package
your package is incompatible with this one
Be certain that your
files have entries in
The file type should be i (for package information file).
7. Writing a copyright message
Reserving additional space on the installation machine
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