dpkg trick for wxglade
matt at v8zman.com
Fri Jul 8 14:14:18 UTC 2005
Actually, I figured out that wxGlade was just made into a stupid .deb
package. It requires no compilation or installtion, it is straight .py
files. I downloaded the .tar.gz, extracted, and voila, it runs just fine.
I am still kinda curious if people have ways of making apt not be so
Scott J. Henson wrote:
> 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 by default.
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