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Re: Breaking deps deliberately



On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 03:28:53PM -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> Do any other distributions purposefully add broken dependencies to their
> repositories (So that you wouldn't be able to install it without
> pointing at a second source for a package)?

Debian allows them, and they have a special program called 'equivs'
which you can use to locally compile packages in order to satisfy such
broken dependencies:

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-helpers.en.html

Rich.

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