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Re: .deb dependancy hell

Richard Hoskins <rhos@adelphia.net> writes:

>    rich@lajoie:~$ sudo dpkg -r libgphoto2-2
>    dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal of libgphoto2-2:
>     libgphoto2-port0 depends on libgphoto2-2.
>    rich@lajoie:~$ sudo dpkg -r libgphoto2-port0
>    dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal of libgphoto2-port0:
>     libgphoto2-2 depends on libgphoto2-port0 (>= 2.1.4-1).

Much as when installing mutually dependent packages using dpkg
directly, give both package names on the command line:

  dpkg --remove libgphoto2-2 libgphoto2-port0

> Kind of reminds me of RPM:

dpkg-the-program is in fact very similar to rpm-the-program.  Trying
to manage a Debian system using only an FTP client and dpkg is
shockingly like trying to maintain an RPM-based system.  :-)  Debian
has a consistent policy for packages so they interoperate better, and
higher-level tools like dselect and APT, which, combined with a
unified package repository, make the system much more usable.

David Maze         dmaze@debian.org      http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
"Theoretical politics is interesting.  Politicking should be illegal."
	-- Abra Mitchell

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