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Re: apt-rpm article -- the features we don't have

A.J. Rossini wrote:
> Maybe I'm missing something, but none of this sounds like
> functionality that a bit of parsing  out to other programs can't
> solve, given that I do it locally for the systems in my lab.
> Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:
> > Interesting article on LWN: http://lwn.net/Articles/60650/ (subscription
> > required) In summary, apparently apt-rpm users can now do some things
> > with apt that we cannot.
> >
> > To install a package directly, with apt downloading any necessary
> > dependencies:
> >   apt-get install rpmver-2.0-13498cl.i386.rpm
> couldn't this just refer to dpkg --install ?

dpkg does not download deps of the package. At best with dpkg and our
apt it is a three step process.

> > Similarly, to check the build depends of a source package file:
> >   apt-get build-dep apt-listchanges-1.49-11104cl.src.rpm
> similarly...?

Nope, this is impossible to do with our apt unless you set up a
repository and add your sources to it. Of course dpkg-checkbuildeps can
be used if you unpack the source.

see shy jo

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