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Re: can't dselect just do what it's told??

On Wed, Aug 01, 2001 at 11:57:23AM -0400, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
>     Ok, is "recommends" "requires" now? I can't seem to resolve dependencies
> in dselect unless I agree to "recommends" when they are supposed to be
> optional. 
>     I think I'll stick with apt-get. Unless I'm doing something wrong?
>     htdig recommends httpd
>     apache provides httpd
>     I don't want to install apache, but dselect won't resolve the conflict
> even though it's only a "recommends". 

As I said when you asked this a few days ago:

  > Is this a dselect bug?

  Yes, and there are patches (from Joey Hess) that fix it, which I believe
  will be in the next release of dselect.

(These are in dpkg CVS now and will be in version 1.10.)

I've cc'ed this to you in case you don't read the list directly.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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