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

On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 06:10:27PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 02:10:56PM +0000, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> > Should this be the job of apt-get? Fetching a list of build-depends is a
> > similar job to that performed by apt-cache for other fields. I always
> > associate apt-get with installing and removing packages.
> Yes, and "apt-get build-dep somesourcepackage" does install the
> necessary build-deps, so this fits right in.

Ah yes, of course. I was thinking of an action which would return build
dependencies, not install them. For the latter case apt-get would be the
logical tool.

Jon Dowland

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