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Re: [vox-tech] Getting apt-get to not install certain packages
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Re: [vox-tech] Getting apt-get to not install certain packages



On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 09:32:19AM -0800, Henry House wrote:
> On Wednesday, 10 March 2010, Richard Harke wrote:
> > Of course, I still want to install everyhing I want. I want ot install a
> > package but apt-get
> > wants to install mesa as well. I don't want or need mesa and in fact I
> > imagine it will compromise
> > my Nvidia installation.
> 
> I suggest you have a look at the equivs package. It is designed to
> create a fake package to satistify a dependency in situations such as
> yours.

I second Henry's recommendation. You stand to fubar your system if you
remove those packages. 

If you have nvidia-glx-new installed, I believe it will handle all the
dependencies.

-- 
Brian Lavender
http://www.brie.com/brian/

"There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to
make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other
way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."

Professor C. A. R. Hoare
The 1980 Turing award lecture
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