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solved (was: Re: Package Dependencies

On Wed, Mar 31, 1999 at 06:36:44PM -0400, Adrian Lopez wrote:
> I would like to freely customise my system without causing package
> dependency problems. The best solution I can think of is to be able to
> "dummy install" any package that is not considered to be "critical".

Package: equivs
Priority: extra
Section: admin
Installed-Size: 37
Maintainer: Martin Bialasinski <martinb@debian.org>
Architecture: all
Version: 1.999.3
Depends: debhelper, dpkg-dev, make, libtricks | fakeroot
Filename: dists/unstable/main/binary-i386/admin/equivs_1.999.3.deb
Size: 9358
MD5sum: 6c887b2c0686115052e9ad5bc55a05b1
Description: Circumventing Debian package dependencies
 This is a dummy package which can be used to create Debian
 packages, which only contain dependency information.
 This way, you can make the Debian package management
 system believe that equivalents to packages on which other
 packages do depend on are actually installed.
 Another possibility is creation of a meta package. When this
 package contains a dependency as "Depends: a, b, c", then
 installing this package will also select packages a, b and c.
 Instead of "Depends", you can also use "Recommends:" or
 "Suggests:" for less demanding dependency.
 Please note that this is a crude hack and if thoughtlessly used
 might possibly do damage to your packaging system. And please
 note as well that using it is not the recommended way of dealing
 with broken dependencies. Better file a bug report instead.

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