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Re: redhat updates add new prerequisites (huh?)



On Wed, 2002-05-22 at 10:39, Amy Tanner wrote:
> On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 07:09:34PM -0400, seth vidal (skvidal phy duke edu) wrote:
> > On Tue, 2002-05-21 at 18:45, Jose Borges Ferreira wrote:
> > > Debian has that for a long time. And now Conectiva have ported the
> > > wonderful APT :D
> > > 
> > > Just give a look at http://apt.freshrpms.net/ . It does what you
> > > describe : "packages as you need".
> > > 
> > > With alternatives intruduced in 7.3 this will work even better. This is
> > > very powerful beacause you'll have a package call mta which can be
> > > provided by sendmail,postfix,qmai,exim,etc and combining that with an
> > > application that automaticlly satisfy your dependencies this will be
> > > great
> > > 
> > 
> > Does apt handle file-dependencies and obsoletes in rpm?
> 
> Yes. For example, if you want to install a package that requires 1 or
> more other packages to be installed, apt will download and install the
> other packages as well.
> 


no, thats not what I asked.

file depends. Not explicit depends.


packageX requires /usr/bin/foobar

does apt list every file in the package in its packages.gz file?

in other words can it properly work with a file dependency that is not
an explicit package dependency?

last time i heard it could not.


-sv

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