Re: apt cheating?
Andreas Goesele schrieb am Mittwoch, dem 11. Oktober 2000:
> The apt-get manual tells us:
> "APT itself does not allow broken
> package dependencies to exist on a system."
> But there are cases, where one wants to have a package installed
> even if some dependencies are broken. (For instance if the package is
> very big and one isn't interested at all in the parts of the package
> which are affected by the dependency.)
> So, is there any way to cheat apt, so that it accepts some broken
> dependencies - because they are hidden from it?
You can cheat the packaging system by installing so called 'equivs'
packages. e.g. you have installed gnupg yourself and something depends
on gnupg but you do not want to install the Debian package of gnupg,
you make yourself an equiv package and voila the system things you have
weasel@marvin:~$ apt-cache show equivs
Description: Circumventing Debian package dependencies
Install this, read the docs, create and install the right equivs packages
and the package system (and apt) should happily install the package you
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