[nSLUG] Re: dpkg --force-depends causes problems for apt-get later
D G Teed
donald.teed at gmail.com
Sun Aug 20 21:58:28 ADT 2006
I have a solution for faking xlibs is installed when I don't
want support for the X clients within a package (in
my case legato networker backup clients).
A used on debian-user mailing list
equivs was exactly the sort of solution I hoped
existed. I knew Debian had a rational fix
for this but had never used equivs before.
First I had to uninstall lgtoclnt so that apt-get
would let me do things.
Then I installed equivs: apt-get install equivs
Then I build a simple controlfile:
# cat xlibs.ctl
Description: Xlibs dummy package
This package provides dpkg with the information that
there is a xlibs package installed.
Now installing lgtoclnt will not push for X support
Then I build a dummy package: equivs-build xlibs.ctl
And finally: dpkg -i xlibs_4.1.1_all.deb
dpkg -i lgtoclnt_6.1-2_i386.deb
dpkg -l shows that the package is not real:
# dpkg -l | grep xlib
ii xlibs 4.1.1 Xlibs dummy package
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