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Old 08-01-2010, 11:47 PM   #1
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Question Changing a package's dependencies after it's installed


I did a compile and checkinstall of a Debian package (and then deleted the temporary directory tree I compiled in), and had to redo the compile and checkinstall since I screwed up on the dependencies (I think it's item #10) on the checkinstall "menu".

I am wondering:

Looking for a quick and dirty shortcut, I was wondering where the post-install dependencies for the packages are stored. Is it in /var/lib/dpkg/status ?

If not, where is the dependency information for installed packages stored?

Just wondering...
Old 08-04-2010, 05:15 PM   #2
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Whereever that might be stored, I'd strongly advise against messing around there by hand (some tiny mistake could make your system un-updatable). A recompile can't take that long, now...


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