Re: How can I 'logically' provide a package?
Benedikt Eric Heinen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> [ 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 ].
No you didn't this is a problem.
> is it (easily) possible within dselect to permanently 'provide' a
> package, without actually installing it?
Here is a way to do it (someone should write this up as a simple
create a file local-pkgs/DEBIAN/control with:
Provides: emacs, or-what-ever
Description: stuff I already have
(note the final new-line and the fact that it is in two dirs).
do dpkg-deb --build local-pkgs
this will create a local-pkgs.deb file.
Install it with
dpkg-deb -i local-pkgs.deb
voila - to remove just use dselect as per normal (look in section local);
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