Package: jedit
Version: 5.0.0+dfsg-3
Severity: normal


I just noticed that jedit depends only on "java7-runtime | java6-runtime",
which are both virtual packages.

It is allegedly a breach of policy, I've been told but the only place I
could find is chapter 7.4:
        To specify which of a set of real packages should be the default
        to satisfy a particular dependency on a virtual package, list the
        real package as an alternative before the virtual one.

Anyway, from a practical standpoint, it means that a user trying to
install this package without having yet the dependency resolved, will
get a question about which package he wants to install to resolve the
"virtual dependency", and it's a question normal/dumb/simple users don't
know how to answer (and don't need to).

This dependency in the control file would simply solve the issue:
        Depends: default-jre | java7-runtime | java6-runtime

Cheers, Eric

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