Re: Package priorities and dependencies.
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On Sun, 15 Jun 1997, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> Two packages in the list of "important" refused to install because they
> declared (correctly) their dependence upon packages of lower priority.
> at depends on libelf0 priority: optional
> groff depends on libg++27 priority: standard
> It seems to me that packages of any priority level should not be dependent
> upon packages of lower priority.
I think this reasoning is wrong: We don't want to install libelf0 and
libg++27 because they are "important", we want to install them to satisfy
dependencies! The library itself is useless if no program uses it.
So IMHO you should have added to your initial list of packages the ones on
which they depend, until all dependencies are satisfied. dselect does this
automatically. If you don't like it, it is supposed to be done by hand.
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