Re: How do you process package dependencies?
On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 03:15:53PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-07-15 at 14:55, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 08:51:25AM -0400, alex wrote:
> > | Thanks, Derek and Osamu, good info.
> > |
> > | I must have phrased my questions poorly. What I was really asking for
> > | was an explanation of the mechanics of installing a package and its
> > | related packages and where to put them.
> > The answer to that is
> > apt-get update
> > apt-get install <foo>
> > | How would it done if there wasn't something like apt to do it for
> > | you and you had to do it yourself?
> > Well, that is _almost_ like asking how to install an 'rpm' package on
> > RH without having the 'rpm' program around. Almost.
> > On debian, 'dpkg -i' works like 'rpm -i' or 'rpm -U' on RH. You can
> > tell dpkg to install a certain package, and it will complain if the
> > dependencies aren't met. Then you go back to
> > http://packages.debian.org and download the deps and install them.
> > Repeat as necessary (as you would for an rpm-based system).
> But, then, that aggravating, manual process is the main reason why
> I fled Mandrake...
Ha, ha, ha, ... Ron, I feel the same here.
Anyway, if alex want to torture himself, he can open *.deb file with
"ar" and open tar file inside with "tar". It is documented in FAQ or my
"Debian Reference". Then he can "ls", "more", "cp", "chown", "chmod", ...
But why bother....
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