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Re: package pool and big Packages.gz file

On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 11:19:59PM +0200, Sami Haahtinen wrote:
> how would the package manager (namely apt) know which ones you need.. even if
> you don't have X11 installed (and apt assumes you don't need X11 packages file)
> doesn't mean that you wouldn't want to install x11 packages file.

another solution is to let every single deb provides its.pkg-gz

then, apt-get update will do nothing,
apt-get install some.deb will first download some.pkg-gz, then check its dependency,
then grab them.pkg-gz all, then install.

and a virtual release-pkgs-gz.deb will depend on some selected part of those
any.pkg-gz to get up a release.

then katie will remove a package only when no release-pkgs-gz.deb (or
testing, or whatever) depends on its.pkg-gz


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