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Re: Minimal X-Windows Setup

On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 12:31:28PM -0700, Kevin B. McCarty wrote:


> The trick here is that the -vesa package Provides "xserver-xorg-video".
>  So if you install xserver-xorg-video-vesa FIRST, then xserver-xorg's
> dependency on "xserver-xorg-video-all | xserver-xorg-video" is satisfied
> without APT having to pull in xserver-xorg-video-all (a meta-package
> that, as its name says, pulls in every video driver).

Is it really true that apt-get (or aptitude) doesn't realise that 
a dependency has been satisfied if the package that satisfies it
is listed later in the command line?  That doesn't sound very 
clever.  Or is there a good reason for it?

David Jardine

"Running Debian GNU/Linux and
loving every minute of it."  -L. von Sacher-M.(1835-1895)

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