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Re: Installing package *NOT* in repository

On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 01:47:25PM -0400, Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:
> On 8/13/18, Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> wrote:
> > On Mon 13 Aug 2018 at 17:49:08 +0200, tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:
> >
> >> On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 08:35:50AM -0700, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> >> > On Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:47:02 -0500
> >> > Richard Owlett <rowlett@cloud85.net> wrote:


> >> As I said already, dpkg does install dependencies. Actually, I don't
> >> know any (Debian) tool which wouldn't, by default.
> >
> > I don't think it does, y'know. That's why apt-get was created.
> I always need someone else to say the right thing to trigger thoughts.
> That's a good one there. Dpkg DOES complain about, i.e. dpkg DOES name
> the right dependencies that are missing. It just doesn't go that extra
> mile to help bring them on home.

Maybe you'd find this command relevant when installing packages

apt-get --print-uris --yes install $PACKAGE_NAME | grep ^\' | cut -d\' -f2

creates a list of needed downloads to install $PACKAGE_NAME. I don't
know who gets the credit for that one but it seems pretty nifty.

> To date, I've been lucky when going that route on occasionally regular
> occasion. The list of dependencies has been short... as has the list
> of secondary (?) dependencies that the immediately relevant
> dependencies... depend on to do THEIR own part of the whole. Each one
> needed has to be singularly tracked down and then installed.
> Very manual process. If you're into really "seeing" how things
> interact, that's one route that'll help catch a quick peek...
> including learning how to track down more packages *that won't kill
> your system* if those dependencies aren't immediately available
> through one's favored package repository. I invariably end up
> distracted by something shiny incidentally discovered when I
> absolutely have to go that route..
> Cindy :)


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