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Re: Dependancies of junk in /usr/local/

On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 02:28:20PM -0300, Mark J. Small wrote:
| Hi everybody,
| I've got a couple of useful programs installed in /usr/local/ on my 
| Woody system, and they depend on some junk in oldlibs to run.  For 
| example, Wordperfect 8 needs xlib6 and xpm4.7.  Is there any way to 
| tell apt/dpkg that I have things that depend on these, so that I'll get 
| a warning if I try to uninstall them?  I always have to be very careful 
| while I'm using orphaner not to break my local stuff.

Use the 'equivs' package to create an empty package that depends on
the stuff you want to record a dependency on.

| I looked at virtual packages, but it seems that they are for groups of 
| similar things. (eg apache/boa/thttpd are all web servers).

That's correct.

| I'm not subbed to this list, so please cc me directly.

In that you should set the Mail-Followup-To: header to include you.


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but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.
        Proverbs 19:21

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