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Re: xcontrib and xproc packages

On Sat, 4 Oct 1997, Scott K. Ellis wrote:

> On Sat, 4 Oct 1997, Paul Miller wrote:
> > I need to install the xproc package for xcontrib, but it requires
> > elf-x11r6lib which is not available..  Where can I find this package or
> > another verion of xproc which doesn't require elf-x11r6lib?
> The xproc package, as well as several other packages, has an obsolete
> dependancy on the virtual package elf-x11r6lib.  This virtual package used
> to be provided by xlib6, but it was removed almost a year after it had
> been announced as obsolete.  Installing the package with the
> --force-depends option to dpkg will allow you to install it anyway.

If I run force-depends, won't dselect decide that the elf-x11r6lib package
no longer exists, therefore uninstalling xproc and xcontrib?  Dselect is
too much of a helpful tool to give up.


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