Re: If *-module depends on *-utils, should *-source recommend it?
On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 05:36:50PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> dpkg doesn't do this because this isn't how dpkg works -- people wrote a
> higher-level tool, apt, to do that. People ignoring error messages from
> their package manager, breaking their system's network interface, and
> blaming the Debian maintainer are something of an edge case that isn't worth
> dealing with.
So why does apt exist? I mean, if people weren't such complete damn
morons they'd simply eyeball all the dependencies they need and make
sure they have them. Stupid people!
For that matter, why does a package even bother listing its dependencies
in a programmic way at all? Surely them stupid idiots can just read the
Maybe the problem is that by design people are forced to use dpkg in