Re: Bugs about new upstream versions
> It's even more annoying when these hand compiled packages provide
> dependencies (ie hand compiling qmail the other day and finding I couldn't
> install mailx because it wanted an MTA - is there a way around this?).
$ apt-cache show equivs
Description: Circumventing Debian package dependencies
This is a dummy package which can be used to create Debian
packages, which only contain dependency information.
This way, you can make the Debian package management
system believe that equivalents to packages on which other
packages do depend on are actually installed.
however, be careful when using it.
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