installing a package that wants the "wrong" java

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Wed Jun 30 07:49:26 UTC 2010

On Wed, 30 Jun 2010, Florian Diesch wrote:

> "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday at> writes:
> > On Tue, 29 Jun 2010, Florian Diesch wrote:
> >
> >> If you use "sun-java6-sdk | java6-sdk" as dependency the package
> >> manager will accept any package providing java6-sdk and install
> >> sun-java6-sdk if no package providing java6-sdk is already
> >> installed
> >
> >   just to be clear, is that *precisely* what that expression
> > means? i'm used to the standard "OR" operator being commutative so
> > if i was reading that expression from a position of pure ignorance
> > (not a far-fetched notion), i would interpret that as one or the
> > other, and it didn't matter which.
> The dependency is met if one or the other is installed.  If the
> dependency is *not* met the first package gets installed to resolve
> this.

  right, so the dependencies are order-dependent (left to right),
that's what i suspected.  thanks.



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