Re: dummy packages
On Mar 06 2001, John Patton wrote:
> This is offtopic, but how would I go about creating and
> installing a dummy package, such that I could compile it
> from source, and yet have dpkg know that it's there for
> dependencies, etc?
Well, one alternative is to just make a package claiming the
dependency that you want the package system to know. Another
alternative (and a bit more standard) is to use Debian's
But the best (but not so easy) way is indeed to simply package
the program in question.
Rogerio Brito - email@example.com - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/