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Re: Packages

>All this is about is book-keeping. Installing a Slackware package as  
>Slackware package means that there is absolutely no record of what you  
>have done; if, for example, it overwrites an important file, it will be  
>*very* hard to find out.

I agree with this... For example, I already have (a.out) tcl 7.4 and
tk 4.0 on my system, in /usr/local... Quite a few packages would
squawk when I installed them, claiming I needed tcl/tk... There should
be a very simple mechanism to allow me to update dpkg's stuff to say
that the stuff I already have 'provides' tcl/tk...

Richard W Kaszeta 			Graduate Student/Sysadmin
kaszeta@me.umn.edu,kaszeta@bofh.mi.org  University of MN, ME Dept
Tabasco. Don't leave ~ without it.

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