dependencies in sources

Sequeira, Tony Tony.Sequeira at Edexcel.org.uk
Thu Jan 16 01:05:24 PST 2003


> -----Original Message-----
> From: P.B.Prabhuram [mailto:pbprabhuram2 at yahoo.com]
> Sent: 16 January 2003 3:56 am
> To: lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject: dependencies in sources
> 
> 
> 
>  We know there is no package management in lfs and it
> recommends source packages.
> 
>  Well , I have a question about dependencies in
> sources.  For EXAMPLE : I am installing from sources 
> pack1. since it depends on pack2-dep , I install that
> first also from sources. then i install pack1.
> 
>    Now when i make uinstall the pack2-dep ( only ) ,
> will it show an error saying that it is required by
> pack1.
> 
> If it does not , converting the tar packs into
> slackware format will help to resolve the dependency
> problem i mentioned above 

Please don't.  The main reason I am going LFS is because
it does NOT enforce dependencies, hence leading to the
installation of a package requiring the installation of a
quadzillion other unnecessary packages.  This
independence is one of (if not THE) LFS's main strengths
IMHO.

Cheers


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