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Re: Removing Package Dependencies


* Lukas Ruf <ruf@rawip.org> [030218 16:52]:
> * nate <debian-user@aphroland.org> [2003-02-18 08:31]:
> > Lukas Ruf said:
> > > Is there any way to get rid of package dependencies?  The reason for this
> > > question: I have been using VIM ever since I am using Linux -- and do not
> > > want to have emacs installed at all.  However, packets like cxref have the
> > > idea they would depend on emacs -- but cxref, as an example, can be used
> > > without emacs too, can't it?
> > 
> > I see no mention of emacs in the cxref's package listing, where do you
> > see this?
> > 
> This morning (CET) I run an update and performed an upgrade by
> dselect with sid.  Ther, emacs was required.

Don't worry your not going insane, the version of cxref you were trying to
install depends on emacsen-common.

> How can I produce such a listing as you did?

apt-cache show cxref

The above command is very useful when trying to understand package



Debian testing/unstable
Linux onefish 2.4.20-lavienx #1 Mon Jan 6 17:03:01 JST 2003
i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux

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