Virtual packages?

Jan Claeys lists at
Sun Nov 12 00:42:41 GMT 2006

Op zaterdag 11-11-2006 om 23:44 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Andreas
> in Gentoo it's possible to use virtual packages if multiple packages
> with the same features are available. For example glut vs. freeglut. I
> could use virtual/glut as dependency by building a package. Is
> something like this available while building a debian package?

This is explained in the 'debian-policy' document:

Jan Claeys

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