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Re: [TLUG]: 'Admin Provides' Meta package - [lib troubles]was[linux software?]

On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 01:57:13PM -0400, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> Agreed. Though it can't always be done.

Sure you can.  You can make your own package.

> - Packages provides the right thing but called the wrong name.
> 	= Hopefully LSB compliance will help.
> 	= Think Mandrake RPM's on a RH box.
> - Package maintainer is woefully behind and you need the new
>   cvs feature/bugfix.
> It would be interesting to have the following:
> - 'Admin provides' meta-package (rpm/deb)
> 	= Allows you to specify what you've compiled
> 	and installed by hand.

Debian has such a tool.  It is used for example to make java-dummy.  You
can use it to create a package that provides a specific set of
requirements, in case you installed them yourself.  A real package is
still the best way, but it beats --force. :)

You can add README and changelogs to the package too.

Lennart Sorensen

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