[mythtv-users] Poll: apt-get FC3 install

Martin Ebourne lists at ebourne.me.uk
Thu Dec 30 17:51:35 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 10:41 -0500, John Van Ostrand wrote:
> That is a problem between keyboard and chair but not at my desk. It's
> the package maintainer.

Not in this case I suspect.

>From your previous email:
> I tend to bend the rules from time-to-time, installing
> something from a tarball instead of an RPM so I use rpm's --nodep
> after which apt-get seems to refuse to work.

The answer would appear to be staring you in the face, but you just
don't seem to see it.

> And yes, my main complaint about apt-get is that it can not keep up with
> oddities. I could not find an option to override certain checks, or to
> allow for event the smallest inconsistency. Rpm has it (--nodeps, --
> force, etc) then shouldn't the tool that sits above rpm support
> something similar?

If you aren't able to fix the mess you create when you use --nodeps or
--force, then don't go there. Those options aren't there for people like
you who get annoyed when the package manager tries to stop them doing
something stupid. In fact, probably it would be better if they weren't
there at all.

I suggest you learn to trust RPM. It is far more likely to be right than
you are, as you have already demonstrated. Do yourself a favour and
forget you ever heard of --force and --nodeps.

FWIW, I have used Axel's RPMs for myth 0.15, 0.16, and currently the CVS
RPMs. On FC2, now FC3. I've never had a single dependency problem. But
then I've never used --nodeps either.



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