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Re: how to install a fake package?

On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 12:02:38AM -0400, Mike Johnson wrote:
> I currently use debian2.2 , And I used Corel's CorelExploer And I want to be
> able to use it in debian. but When i use apt to install it , it gives me
> this error.
> Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   kde-corel: Depends: libapt-pkg2.5
> I ln libapt-pkg2.5 to libapt-pkg2.7 and ran ldconfig and still didnt work.
> I was wondering if theres a way to install a fake package?

Yep, use equivs.

Don't know if that really works, though. Libapt-pkg2.7 could conflict
with 2.5, and then installing the fake package will fail or mess up your
system. And if that part works out ok, another issue is whether
kde-corel will work with a wrong version of libapt...


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