Re: virtual package? aptitude says "not a real package".
Michael Spang wrote:
> email@example.com wrote:
> >If they are unavailable, then why do they show up when you type
> > $ aptitude search mplayer
> >for example. What does this mean?
> It means that there is no such package but that something depends or
> conflicts with the package. These packages are just referenced by
> others even though they arent in the archive. This happens
> for a variety of reasons.
> mike@Tyr:~$ apt-cache showpkg mplayer
> Package: mplayer
> Reverse Depends:
> mozilla-mplayer,mplayer 1.0-pre5
> Reverse Provides:
Aha! That's clear. Thanks for the explanation.