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Re: Source build dependencies?

> On Wed, Nov 03, 1999 at 11:57:22PM +0000, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > > I would like to have blt build two packages,
> > Why not blt8.2 and blt8.0?
> Fine...
> > What is the difference between compiling for tk8.2 and tk8.0?  Is it
> > just part of an gcc/ld command or is there significantly more?  Is it
> > a configure option?
> the development package for tk8.2 and tk8.0 conflict, and you cannot have
> both in the system at the same time. However, it makes no difference to blt
> package source. Just

Oh dear.  I wonder why they are made to conflict and whether there
would be any way of rewriting the packages so that they can both be
installed.  Maybe ask the maintainer.

So the rest of my email's not at all helpful.

> However, as the tk-dev packages conflict, I would have to use dpkg, which
> needs to be done as root, and up until now I have just used fakeroot like
> just about every other maintainer. This does not seem like a good move...

Alternative: use dpkg -x to extract the package locally.  But that's a
*huge* hack.

You've got a tough nut there :(



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
        Debian GNU/Linux Developer,  see http://www.debian.org/~jdg

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