apt, dpkg and dependancies
I have been trying to install OOo2 on Sarge from backports.org but
OOo-base insists that it wants j2re1.4 | java-gcj-compat |
java2-runtime, none of which are in Sarge, or backports.
I have the j2re1.4 and jdk1.5 from Sun installed, so I installed the
package with 'dpkg --ignore-depends=j2re1.4' and it installed OK. If I
look at Tools|Options|Java the app finds both versions of Java and
selects jdk1.5 as its default. So far, so good.
Now, however, every time I try to run apt-get, it complains about the
missing dependancy and wants me to run 'apt-get -f install' which then
wants to remove OOo-base. I don't want to remove OOo-base. I want apt
to know that the dependancy is filled. How do I do that?
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