[fpc-pascal] Installing *.deb Packages
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Fri Jul 1 18:57:49 CEST 2011
On 01 Jul 2011, at 18:41, Rainer Stratmann wrote:
> Am Friday 01 July 2011 17:54:25 schrieb Jonas Maebe:
>> On 01 Jul 2011, at 17:51, Rainer Stratmann wrote:
>>> I installed KDE Desktop. May be then the lib libgtk2.0-dev was not
>>> installed by the debian installer.
>> -dev packages are almost never installed by default, because they are only
>> required when compiling programs that link against these libraries. Most
>> people don't compile software.
> Isn't it possible to install the stuff without these dependencies and then put
> later an error if these libs/units are used?
Yes, that is possible, but that is not Debian's policy (their policy is: if it installs, it should be fully functional). If you disagree with Debian's policy, either discuss it with them, or use a different Linux distribution.
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