[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Remove package from apt's db

On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 11:47:44AM +1000, Rich Healey wrote:
> I've installed skype, had to force it to ignore dependencies (long
> story.. anyway, i do have qt4's libs, and skype does work)

I would NOT remove skype from the dpkg database /var/lib/dpkg/status

I would use equivs (or manual editing of /var/lib/dpkg/status
/var/lib/dpkg/info/$PAKAGENAME.list , but you must _exactly_ know what
you are doing) to say that dependencies are installed.

In desperate case where dependencies are wrongly declared (like
installing opera on sarge) a manual editing of /var/lib/dpkg/status to
correctly declare the dependencies makes sense.

Chi usa software non libero avvelena anche te. Digli di smettere.
Informatica=arsenico: minime dosi in rari casi patologici, altrimenti letale.
Informatica=bomba: intelligente solo per gli stupidi che ci credono.

Reply to: