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Old 02-10-2004, 01:54 AM   #1
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Question Anybody know how to use slack-required when creating slack pakages?

I've been creating slacks packages and tried to use the ../install/slack-required to solve package dependency. For example I want to create package xxx-1.0-i386-1lxh.tgz that requires on yyy-1.0-i386-1. So I just put yyy = 1.0-i386-1 in my slack-required. Then I made the xxx packages succesfully. When I installed xxx, it dosen't complain that I don't have the required yyy. Why is that? What should I do

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Old 02-10-2004, 02:27 PM   #2
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The Slackware 'required' doesn't resolve dependencies. It's just a label in the tagfiles so that you can choose to only install so-called 'required' packages or 'optional' or all. i theink the swaret or slackpkg people are trying to implement a new standard for the desc files that would implement this feature. the 'required' label just means that it is a package that is higly recommended to be installed. many of them can be dispensed with without affecting the functionality of Slackware.


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