Re: Debian woes
On Mon, 16 Jun 1997, Lawrence Chim wrote:
> Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > On Mon, 16 Jun 1997, Lawrence Chim wrote:
> > > If a standard package depends a non-free package, it won't resolve it
> > > and I have to manually install the non-free package free before
> > > installing
> > > the standard package.
> > >
> > If a standard package depends on a non-free package it should be reported
> > as a bug. To my knowledge there are no such packages in 1.3.0.
> > Luck,
> > Dwarf
> There is some. For example, some program depends on gs and there are
> two gs
> packages - one in binary-i386 and one in non-free. For people to use
> the one
> in non-free, they have to install the one in binary-i386 first then
> it by the one in non-free later.
True, but the fact that there is a gs package in the free distribution
satisfies the dependency properly. The non-free package is only supplied
to provide options for those users who prefer the non-free package.
Having tested the standard installation, both personally and through the
actions of others on the testing group, I am pretty certain that there are
no dependencies left unsatisfied within the main, free, distribution.
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