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Re: circular (source) dependencies!?

Turbo Fredriksson <turbo@debian.org> writes:

> I'm trying to build autoconf/automake on my semi woody...
> But that isn't going to well (to say the least). I really
> hate these two programs. It's always a mess to build them
> if you don't follow the latest and greatest (probably no
> faults to the maintainers though!)...
> Any idea how to get around this (easily)? Can this be fixed
> in the packages?

Use prebuild debs possibly with --force-depends.

Alternatively build them manualy. Possibly even configure them on a
sarge/etch/sid system and then compile on your semi woody. Once you
have them in /usr/local force the build-depends.


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