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Re: Dselect insists on installing "info" when "cvs" is selected



On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 08:45:07PM +0100, Otto Wyss wrote:
> Why does dselect complain a missing dependency of "info" when "cvs" is
> seleted even if "cvs" only recommends "info"? Why keeps dselect
> complaining when I just clear the install flag and want to move on?

dselect is brain damaged.  Recommends are treated by dselect as depends
which dpkg just happens to not require (but it will..)  This is very bad
behavior and will probably be fixed sooner or later.  I'd comment that
it'll be much much later, if not for the fact that the code exists in CVS
already.

Of course the problem gets even harier becuase while dselect will not let
you say not to a recommends, apt doesn't even know that there are such
things.  Fun.  =)

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