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Re: how do i "outsmart" apt-get regarding package dependencies?



On Wed, May 07, 2003 at 09:01:08AM -0500, Bryan K. Walton wrote:
> -- SNIP --
> 
> root@linux2:/home/bryanw# apt-get -f -s install logrotate
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> The following extra packages will be installed:
>   exim mailx 
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   exim logrotate mailx 
> 0 packages upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0  not upgraded.
> Inst exim (3.35-1 Debian:3.0r1a/stable)
> Inst mailx (1:8.1.2-0.20020411cvs-1 Debian:3.0r1a/stable)
> Inst logrotate (3.5.9-8 Debian:3.0r1a/stable)
> Conf exim (3.35-1 Debian:3.0r1a/stable)
> Conf mailx (1:8.1.2-0.20020411cvs-1 Debian:3.0r1a/stable)
> Conf logrotate (3.5.9-8 Debian:3.0r1a/stable)
> 
> -- END SNIP --
> 
> Is there a way that I can make apt-get realize that we already have an
> MTA running?

You could either create fake packages with 'equivs' or creat your own
proper .debs by getting the Debian sources (apt-get source packagename),
patching it, and then building a Debian package from the result
(dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot).

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