Apt question (possible OT)

Thomas DuVally tduvally at brown.edu
Fri Nov 14 18:18:10 UTC 2003

On Fri, 2003-11-14 at 11:15, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-11-14 at 17:58, nosp wrote:
> > On Fri, 2003-11-14 at 15:50, Thomas DuVally wrote:
> > > Now I want to use apt to install some stuff, but every time I try, it
> > > wants to uninstall ximian-connector.  Is there any way to get apt to
> > > ignore a problem with a particular package?  
> > 
> > Can you be more specific about the problem with the package?  Does apt
> > want to uninstall because there is a missing dependency of
> > ximian-connector?  You can use "Fake-Provides" in your /etc/apt/apt.conf
> > to fool apt, but it's strange that you would have that kind of problem.

ximian-connector has two dependencies that are the problem:
libcom_err.so.3 and libgal-2.0.so.3.  I had to symlink them and rpm
--nodeps to install.

Since ximian-connector source isn't available I can simply recompile.

> Another alternative, since I think no other package depends on ximian
> connector, would be to use Ignore { "ximian-connector"; }; in the
> rpm-section to make apt ignore it's existence completely. Both are just
> ugly hacks around the problem...

I'll try the Ignore.  Sounds like it should work.

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TJ DuVally


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