Re: how to get dpkg to work from scratch?
In order to get around the dependencies use the --force-depends switch
with dpkg which will turn all dependency errors into warnings.
dpkg -i --force-depends somepackage.deb
I'm not sure if this will fix the problem with dpkg not finding updates,
which is a directory on my system ( /var/lib/dpkg/updates/ ) .
On Thu, 13 Jan 2005, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 12:21:03PM -0800, Bahadir Balban wrote:
I have an ARM Embedded Linux filesystem where I want to add debian
packages. How could I install dpkg from scratch so that I can use it
to install packages?
I extracted dpkg 1.10 with its dependant packages. (dselect and ncurses)
I have a /usr/lib/dpkg directory with some files, and I created a
symlink to /var/lib/dpkg.
when I type:
dpkg -i somepackage.deb,
it fails with not finding the updates file.
I dont care about dependencies as I am already aware of them for the
packages I want to install. I simply want dpkg to install the files in
the right places and perhaps run the install scripts in the package as
what -i option does.
Could you give me the instructions on how to install dpkg to work properly?
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
If you have a linux system already on it, try using debootstrap. It
just needs perl and wget as far as I remember and can create a new dir
containing a mostly ready debian install. If uname -m doesn't return
armv3 or armv4 it might take a bit of work to convince dpkg to work
unfortunately. I had to patch and recompile dpkg to add arv5tel to the
list of architectures that map to arm in one of the dpkg files. After
that the debootstrap worked fine.
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