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Re: Debian pkg-handling tools, how to do this?

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On Saturday 03 May 2003 1:21 am, Soren Andersen wrote:
> Hello, my Daily Friends at Debian-Users-central,
> I have what I hope is an interesting question for a change. I need to
> install devel files to support a package I am building from source --
> non-Debian -- that pertains to IMAP and the WU C-client.
> I find I cannot build it unless I have some kerberos headers and libs on
> hand. I am told by the docs I also need some PAM stuff, and SSL. But
> first to the kerberos stuff. I find I want to install the devel packages
> but if possible, not the user binaries (that is, as the sysadmin I don't
> need the complications of more software that I don't understand and DON'T
> HAVE THE TIME to study as yet). So I looked around and it seems that
> "heimdal-dev" might be the kerberos-5 Debian package I might be after.
> But it lists about 8 packages as dependencies (as seen on
> www.debian.org), libs that constitute pieces of the overall Heimdal
> thingy.
> Using Debian package-management tools, is there a way in which I can
> achive this aim: ask for the *dependencies* of a package named (like
> "heimdal-dev") to be *downloaded* to the current directory, but not
> installed (!!!) -- just fetched so I can transfer them to my (mostly
> -offline) other system, where they are actually needed?

Just a thought - how about building your developmennt environment in a chroot.  
You can install your packages in that without them affecting your mane 

There are some instructions here ... 

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Alan Chandler
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