[fpc-pascal] Installing *.deb Packages
RainerStratmann at t-online.de
Fri Jul 1 19:09:28 CEST 2011
Am Friday 01 July 2011 18:57:49 schrieb Jonas Maebe:
> 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.
I am always surprised how suggestions in the direction of easy install and
userfriendlyness are choked because of that and that reason.
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