debian dependecy hell

Tim Writer tim-s/rLXaiAEBtBDgjK7y7TUQ at
Thu Jul 29 19:36:41 UTC 2004

"Peter L. Peres" <plp-ysDPMY98cNQDDBjDh4tngg at> writes:

> On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Tim Writer wrote:
> > "Peter L. Peres" <plp-ysDPMY98cNQDDBjDh4tngg at> writes:
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> I am stuck again by the debian (in)dependency problem. I am trying to compile
> >> a non-deb package that depends on a lot of stuff, but said stuff in turn
> >> depends on other things, and there is a large amount of dependency
> >> mismatches.
> >
> > Dependency mismatches in what sense?  Unless you're trying to build a .deb,
> > I'm not aware of any kind of dependency mechanism/toolset beyond the
> > traditional trial and error approach.  IOW, read the docs, install packages
> > you're sure are needed, run "configure" (or whatever), and resolve any
> > complaints by installing appropriate packages.
> Thanks for answering. I mostly did what you suggest but the installation of
> some development libs requires that I upgrade major (major major) libraries
> on my system. So I'd like to get the devel libs that go with the existing
> libs, so they will not be upgraded. I.e. what devel package goes with what
> lib etc.

I didn't see anything that looked that major, although I don't use GNOME so I
generally don't worry too much about GNOME upgrades.

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