Package dependencies

Csaba Henk tphhec01 at
Wed Jun 18 16:57:59 PDT 2003

In article <3EF0E1F9.9070000 at>, Tushar Teredesai wrote:
>> What do the big guys (RedHat, SuSE, etc) do?  Or are they so "in tune" 
>> with the packages, that they know what the dependancies are?
> Most of the distros have the ability to include dependencies for each 
> package, but I don't think they are figured out automatically. Also, 
> they don't list the core dependencies unless a package requires a 
> specific version of glibc/gcc/...

I think the big distros have specific men for specific packages. Say your
only task is to maintain the fidutils, shutil, fileutils packages -- in this
case doing it manually is not such a big task...


    At various Linux forums you can pick out the experts by checking who say /
imply "Real men use Debian". How stupid. No doubt, real men use LFS :) 
    But the toughest guys are the ones who, besides using LFS, have such an own
package management system which copes with Debian's.
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