To reply to my own post..
On 07/05/07, Jonathan Underwood <jonathan.underwood(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> The emacs packages don't have that functionality (yet?), so
I think the best
> thing for them for now would be to have a dependency on emacs-common instead
> of emacs or emacs-nox.
Yes; I checked and both emacs and emacs-nox Require: emacs-common so
that would work.
Actually, thinking more about it, having a Requires:emacs-common is
sub-optimal, as the user who oesn't have any emacs package installed
could install the add-on, which would pull in emacs-commonm, but not
emacs or emacs-nox.
I will open a bugzilla RFE asking for a virtual Provides: emacs(bin)
though for the future, I think that's a good idea.