Erick Branderhorst Saves the World...
Well, actually, all he did was suggest an excellent solution for something
that had been bothering me about the ncurses packages:
When installing ncurses-base, you have to do all sorts of special things
using dpkg to get dpkg to pretend that you're not messing things up by
removing ncurses-runtime first. Same for ncurses3.0-dev.
His suggestion was that ncurses-base should provid ncurses-runtime (and
conflict with it) while ncurses3.0-dev did the same for ncurses-developer.
This would, for instance, allow you to install ncurses-base without having
to uninstall ncurses-runtime *and* without you having to use
Does anybody have any problems with this? If not, I'll implement it ASAP.
"I'm a dinosaur. Somebody's digging my bones."