Dependencies error

silver.bullet at zoho.com silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Oct 4 11:05:47 UTC 2015


On Sun, 4 Oct 2015 12:52:16 +0200, Petter Adsen wrote:
>Yes, you could try to build dummy packages that fulfill the
>dependencies

No, just remove unneeded meta-packages that will install a bundle of
applications. Just install the applications you want to install.
Unlikely that Mate has got a hard dependency to a bloated office bundle.
Assumed the OP needs the meta-package for what ever reasons, then an
empty dummy package build with equivs,
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-helpers.en.html,
unlikely would cause issues, since most unlikely Mate is based on an
bloated office bundle. However, users only should replace a dependency
with a dummy package, if they know what they are doing. The OP
shouldn't use a dummy package, because next time something else really
needs this office thingy, but the OP doesn't remember that he installed
a dummy package.

Again, going an unofficial way requires a little bit of
self-responsibility. IOW taking a look at package information doesn't
harm. Does the Mate package in question contain any binary files or
does it only provide a list of dependencies?




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