[needs-packaging] libicu metapackage needed

Bug #403746 reported by bhaskar
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Bug Description

We need a libicu metapackage that is satisfied by installing any underlying libicu package.

At present, the version number is included in the libicu package name. For example, on my 9.04 (which was upgraded from 8.10 which was upgraded from 8.04...):

$ aptitude search libicu
i libicu-dev - Development files for International Components for U
i libicu36 - International Components for Unicode (libraries)
i libicu38 - International Components for Unicode
p libicu38-dbg - International Components for Unicode
p libicu4j-java - Library for unicode support and internalisation

Notice that there are separate packages for libicu36 and libicu38. I wish to create a Debian package for GT.M and I want to ensure that I have a version of libicu - I don't care whether it is 3.6, 3.8, 4.0 or 4.2. Instead of forcing each package that needs libicu to name available libicu flavors, it would be so much simpler all round to have a libicu metapackage that we can use.

Thanks for your consideration.

tags: added: needs-packaging
summary: - libicu metapackage needed
+ [needs-packaging] libicu metapackage needed
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

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This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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