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Re: Problems with setup handling of gcc-core & gcc-testsuite

On Tue, 9 Dec 2003, Robert Collins wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-12-09 at 07:10, David A. Cobb wrote:
> > The first time I saw it, I explicitly selected "Install" the gcc-core.
> > However, it keeps showing up as something to be installed.
> > It still shows with the "new or omitted" packages view.
> > My hypothesis is that, because it is a source-only package, setup never
> > records it in INSTALLED.DB (?).
> > Hey, I can probably edit the database myself - I'm pretty sure it's
> > text.  But that wouldn't solve the perceived problem.
> >
> Source packages do not get listed as installed.
> If you want something that contains source to be listed as installed,
> and uninstallable, you need a binary package that contains source code -
> like the kernel-source packages on debian.
I think he and I just want clicking on all->install to not continually
download those two packages.  I didn't ever hand select them to begin
with.  I just get them continually for "free".

Brian Ford
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VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
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