Bug#42061: sdr 2.6.3-1 depends on nonexistent package libcommon
Subject: dselect insists on recommended packages
During the transition to perg 5.005, some packages still reuire perl. lyx
is one of them, in that it "recommends" it. Unfortunately, dselect insists
on preferring this recommendation to the necessities of many other
packages. That is, when making the last check before exiting from the
Selection screen, dselect proposes to remove something like 30 packages in
order to satisfy the recommendation of lyx.
This behaviour is not reasonable. Dselsect should leave the things as they
are, because satisfying a "recommends" should be less important than
satisfying a "depends".
It is not even possible to bypass it by holding the state o flynx, as this
workaround is ignored.
-- System Information
Debian Release: potato
Kernel Version: Linux pot 2.2.10 #3 Mon Jul 12 19:50:44 CEST 1999 i686 unknown
Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii libc6 2.1.2-0pre1 GNU C Library: Shared libraries and timezone
ii libncurses4 4.2-3.2 Shared libraries for terminal handling
ii libstdc++2.9-gl 2.91.66-2 The GNU stdc++ library (EGCS version)