Re: Non-existent .deb's
Daniel Lynes writes ("Non-existent .deb's"):
> Just a thought, but I was wondering if perhaps the dselect program
> could be modified to allow for it to not allow you to be able to select
> .deb archives that are non-existent? I've noticed that for the .deb
> archives that I haven't downloaded, the only way I know that they're
> not there, is that their names don't show up during execution of the
> installation script.
> Perhaps you could have a warning in the dselect windowed interface that
> gives you an error if you try to install a non-existent package?
If you delete the `Packages' files, or fail to download them, dselect
will offer to scan the .deb files that are actually on your disk.
> Also, in the matter of gs(?), the dselect program does not state that
> X11-R6 is required to be installed; it states that svgalib can also be
> used. However, in the list of dependencies (brought up by the 'i'nfo
> command, it states that X11-R6 _IS_ required.) When installing it, it
> fails, giving the reason that the Xlib library is not installed. So,
> can you use it without Xlib, and instead use svgalib? i.e. Do I need
> to do a dpkg-deb, and force it to install, ignoring dependencies?
No, that won't work. You can use dpkg --force-depends --install to
see it if you don't believe me. Install xlib.