From: Andrei POPESCU <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: Remove unwanted, orphaned files and dependencies
> Maybe you didn't mean it this way, but dpkg does indeed do dependency checking. When provided with a bunch of .deb files to install it will take
> care of proper ordering when needed (Depends:, Pre-Depends:, etc.) and will refuse to install packages without satisfied dependencies unless > --force switches are used.
What happens if we choose to use --force switches to install software with unsatisfied dependencies?
> The apt tools are useless without dpkg, however, dpkg will happily install .deb files downloaded by any other means.
What are these "any other means"?