Re: Sources.gz and missing dependencies, status
I'm not a DD or DM but worked out a Package Manager helper for debian.
for squeeze (sorry) I'm seeing 214 depends called out in Sources not found anywhere in Packages or
Sources (not as provides , not anywhere , not even by grep'ing anything!)
PROBLEM: also, these are "near misses / synonyms" of real packages. ie, "libreadline-dev" is asked
for by Sources but not a Package: or Provides: or Binary: anywhere. Am I missing some list of
synonyms someone has some place ? They aren't just 5th toe.
Why? See the project (below) uses Packages (and/or) Sources to show either total or just installed
dependency order (and can optionally act like apt-get , incl. optional resolving).
"show-all" and "depend-order-install-source" are in:
I'm "hoping" it can install given a list of source targets , do in depends order , thus avoiding all
autoconfig fails. I realize that's maybe "not immediately attainable from current standing".
for now it has a work-around for skipping these near misses - but of course can't download them :)
Thank you all.
Have Fun all !
-- John Hendrickson