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Re: [Gnewsense-dev] No xv?

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [Gnewsense-dev] No xv?
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:18:51 +1030

On Wed, 03 Mar 2010 05:37:28 -0500
Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

>     Its recorded in package lists ('easy' to fix), and in the package
> - much harder to fix. I'm not aware of a way to change the package
>     control file without rebuilding it.
> What is the obstacle to doing so?

To which part?

> Is it a text file?
> Is the format straightforward?

I should point out that the 'easy' fix only works until the package is
installed. After that the metadata in the binary package is available
to apt, and it starts 'seeing' the non-existant packages again.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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