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

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Mon Mar 21 04:37:43 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-03-20 at 10:34 -1000, Warren Togami wrote:
> 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.
Well, actually, I (I am the "user" referred to above) somehow managed to
silently kick out the "base" repository from apt and yum :(

Sorry for the confusion.

>   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.
I know, ... aptate (The tool I am using to generate apt-repositories)
uses "--bloat" for ages, because apt-rpm repositories had never worked
without "--bloat".


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