How can I 'logically' provide a package?
[ I really hope I didn't miss something in the documentation and FAQ,
since I can't imagine noone else ever thought about this, but...
So - if this is somewhere in the doc or FAQ, please don't respond
to the list, but mail me directly and hand me a pointer to the
info I'm looking for ].
is it (easily) possible within dselect to permanently 'provide' a
package, without actually installing it?
For instance, as I belong to the XEmacs beta testers, I have a local
self-compiled XEmacs floating around on my system. Now - everytime I get a
new debian package that (pre)depends on, recommends, or suggests an emacs
installation, I'll get into the 'dependency/conflict resolution', where
depending on the dependency dselect automatically selects the standard
emacs for installation.
OK - I can override the emacs installation, but I'd rather tell the
system once and for all that I already *HAVE* an emacs on my system, so
that it doesn't come up with the conflict resolution (and - seen from the
other side - comes up with the conflict resolution if I were to try and
install a package that would conflict with emacs).
Now - is it possible to set (or possibly even just delete a symbol, even
though the package is installed)?
Benedikt Eric Heinen - Muehlemattstrasse 53 - CH3007 Bern - SWITZERLAND
email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: ++41.79.3547891
RIOT, n. A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders.
Ambrose Bierce ``The Devil's Dictionary''
TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to
debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org . Trouble? e-mail to Bruce@Pixar.com