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Re: Debian Questions

On Wed, Oct 28, 1998 at 03:58:33PM +0000, wtopa@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> What if there wasn't a deb source package.  Is there a way to force an
> install and ignore the dependices?

Yes.  In fact, I've used qmail before there was a .deb - the solution
then was to use the equivs package.  It's ugly but it works.  Another
solution would be to build a .deb on your own; when you're building a
local .deb, you don't have to follow the Debian Policy so the
packaging becomes quite easy¹ :-)


¹ But don't publish such a .deb :-)
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