Re: [SPAM] 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:
> > xfree86-common xlibs
> > 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
> as Recommends:?
> 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?
Ok, it says the following packages will be installed also, so I guess
I am installing from official sources(debian).
I did apt-get install ldap-server and apt-get install slapd, both say they
need to install these files. The xfree86 stuff. I don't even have x
I have no experience with dselect.
Thanks for replying.