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Re: Unsatisfied depends in slink main

On Thu, 21 Jan 1999, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:

> On Thu, 21 Jan 1999, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > Since the recent discussion with Richard Stallman about the unsatisfied
> > suggests message, I have undertaken the examination of the main archives.
> > 
> > The script that I am working on unpacks all of the .deb files it finds and
> > collects Package:, Provides:, Pre-Depends:, Depends:, Recommends:, and
> > Suggests: field information and deterines several things.
> You do realize that is why we have a 'Packages' file?

Yes, and the current packages file indicates that ppp is in base, but it
isn't there. The whole reason for scanning the archives was to catch such

> In any event your script is not handling virtual pacakges, ppp is a
> virtual package.
I add all Provides: to the list of "available" packages that I use. So if
some package provides ppp it isn't indicating that fact.

> Here is a list of all unmet deps in main:
> Package chameleon version 1.0-2 has an unmet dep:
>  Depends: libglib1.1.12 (>= 1.1.12-1)
>  Depends: libgtk1.1.12 (>= 1.1.12-1)
> (Ehm? This one is new, someone should fix it)
> A list of unmet suggests/recommends in main is too long to include here.
Actually my lists are not much worse than the depends. If I get a chance
to work on this today, I'll put the other lists together.


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