Explicit requires vs. auto library requires, and fc3/devel versioning

Warren Togami wtogami at redhat.com
Sun Mar 20 20:34:32 UTC 2005

Jeff Sheltren wrote:
> On 3/20/05 8:51 AM, "Ville Skyttä" <ville.skytta at iki.fi> wrote:
>>apt-get will follow such deps just fine.  If some depsolver doesn't, the
>>depsolver needs to be fixed, not worked around in packages.
> Strange, perhaps that user isn't pointing apt-get to look at core packages
> as well as extras packages - that would explain the error.

Or maybe the user is using a broken apt repository.  Conectiva thinks 
file dependencies are bad, so by default they aren't included in the 
apt-rpm metadata unless you use the --bloat flag with genbasedir.  With 
--bloat during metadata creation apt client works fine.

Warren Togami
wtogami at redhat.com

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