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Re: Breaking deps deliberately



Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> 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, 
Where is the documentation of this policy?  because...

> 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
> 
This just explains how the equivs command works and how a user can use
it if they've installed a piece of software from outside the packaging
system and then want to list it as being available to the package manager.

-Toshio

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