Re: openldap and debian
Michael Banta wrote:
I'm using apt to try to install openldap. However it shows packages
that need to be installed that do not make sense to me. Like:
I don't run x-windows, why would it need a xfree86 anything?
Also I assumed that it install Berkeley db for a database(as a
dependency). It does not attempt to do do.
What is the name of the package you are attempting to install, and are
you installing it from an official debian source, or a third party apt
repository? This will be helpful to help figure out how to get it to do
what you want.
Using "apt-cache show [package name]", does the package you are
attempting to install list xfree86-common and xlibs as Depends: or only
If this is the problem, while for aptitude I know the /etc/apt/apt.conf
option to prevent treating recommended packages as dependencies, I do
not recall how to do this with apt-get. I believe that dselect provides
for this as well. Are you handy with dselect?