On Tue, 2007-02-13 at 14:01 -0500, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote: > On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 01:59:46PM -0500, Jim Popovitch wrote: > > I need to install tripwire on a server that doesn't need a pre-packaged > > MTA (there is a custom compiled MTA on that host). "apt-get install > > tripwire" wants to install all sorts of stuff, how do I inform apt that > > there is already an MTA installed? > > > > -Jim P. > > Check out the equivs package. <sigh> It looked promising, until I tried to install it... $apt-get install equivs Reading Package Lists... Done Building Dependency Tree... Done The following extra packages will be installed: debhelper devscripts dpkg-dev fakeroot gettext html2text intltool-debian patch po-debconf Suggested packages: dh-make devscripts-el build-essential cvs-buildpackage debian-keyring dupload dput gnuplot libtimedate-perl libwww-perl lintian linda mailx patchutils strace wdiff www-browser cvs gettext-doc Recommended packages: curl libmail-sendmail-perl libcompress-zlib-perl The following NEW packages will be installed: debhelper devscripts dpkg-dev equivs fakeroot gettext html2text intltool-debian patch po-debconf 0 upgraded, 10 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 2824kB of archives. After unpacking 8765kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Yuck. Still, thanks for the suggestion. -Jim P.
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