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Re: Dependancies of junk in /usr/local/



Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for.  I knew that It existed, 
but I forgot the name.

Mark


On Wednesday 16 April 2003 15:28, you wrote:
> 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.
> 
> -D
> 
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> but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.
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