Installing a local binary package, with the packages it recommends.
in the course of playing with an experimental Build-Recommends field, I patched
devscript's mk-build-deps package so that it translates them into Recommends
dependancies, but unfortunately did not manage to get the recommended packages
The reason is that mk-build-deps works by making an empty binary package with
equivs, installs it with ‘dpkg --unpack’, and then runs apt-get to download the
missing dependancies. By design, this does not work with recommended packages,
to allow users to install packages without them.
My problem is that I do not know any other way to install a binary package from
the local system with its dependancies downloaded from the archives registered
to apt. Does anybody know a better way than the mk-build-deps trick?
Have a nice week-end,
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan