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Old 10-30-2004, 11:05 PM   #1
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Selecing packages in apt-get


I need to install all of php4. so when i apt-get install php4* i get dependency errors. There are only three packages that I need to prevent apt-get from installing, how can i prevent apt-get from installing these packages. They include two php3 packages and php4-ps.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 11:52 PM   #2
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Hi.

You may need to "apt-get update" first to correct all dependency errors.

hope this helps.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 12:03 AM   #3
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the dependency errors are caused because php3 and php4 cannot coexist but when i do apt-get install php4* it wants to install parts of php3 as well.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 05:29 PM   #4
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Any ideas?
 
Old 10-31-2004, 10:53 PM   #5
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make sure the package you want, belong to the version you're using.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:03 AM   #6
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try using aptitude to manually select all the pieces and bits you want. If you dont have it just apt-get install aptitude, but i think it's a debian core utility.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:22 AM   #7
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In Aptitude you can highlight a package and then press Enter to see its dependencies. And you can return to previous view by pressing "q". In this way, you can press Enter on some meta-package to see its depends and pick the ones that you want by first highlighting them and then pressing "+".

When you're done, you can press "g" and Aptitude shows you the planned changes. At this point you can cancel the installation of any package by highlighting it and pressing "=". To proceed to download & install the marked packages, just press "g" again.

Always remember to update the package database (by pressing "u") before you install new packages via Aptitude.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 08:22 AM   #8
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thanks. I give that a try.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 11:47 AM   #9
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dselect is also very easy to use. It's a frontend for dpkg and is what I use for finding packages I want. It'll work out all the dependency errors by telling you what other things the package you are trying to select needs. Hope this helps
 
  


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