dpkg trick for wxglade
Scott J. Henson
scotth at csee.wvu.edu
Fri Jul 8 13:05:32 UTC 2005
Matt Patterson wrote:
> I am trying to install the latest version of wxglade. Obviously my
> hoary system does not contain python2.3, thus installing the
> dependancy python2.3-pythoncard will not work. If I force the install
> wxglade works fine because I have the newer python2.4 version
> installed (I assume). The only problem with that is if I try to
> install anything after that point using apt I get stupid errors about
> how it cannot continue because it cannot install python2.3-pythoncard.
> Basically this requires me to uninstall and reinstall wxglade every
> time I use apt to install something.
> Is there a way to force the package to install and have its dependancy
> checks ignored in the future? Or, is there a better way to install
> wxglade than the .deb file provided on the website?
Two ways. One, recompile wxglade with a dep on the 2.4 package. Not
recommended because as soon as Ubuntu updates it your changes are lost.
The recommended way is to use equivs to make a fake package. Then you
work with the maintainer of wxglade to get it compiled against python2.4
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