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The Pre-Depends field is not generally necessary with wpkg because we do not intend to have someone use wpkg with an operating system. However, advanced installations that include servers and such may still require the use of Pre-Depends.

This field defines a list of packages that this package wants to have already installed on the target machine before itself getting installed. This is important only if you plan to make use of the packages defined as Pre-Depends while installing a package. For example, binutils could be marked as such if you have a pre-inst script that require some of those binaries.

The format used to define the list of packages is the same as the Depends field.