Re: .deb dependancy hell
Richard Hoskins <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 email@example.com http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
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