How to keep a dependency from [continually] appearing in setup

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Tue Jul 31 22:07:00 GMT 2012


On 7/30/2012 1:33 AM, Wynfield Henman wrote:
> I use the in-the-wild, 'texlive 2012' distribution, which I like to
> tinker with and customize.
> Due to a, what I believe is a dependency by auctex on texlive for some
> reason, I keep getting a list of about 10 texlive related packages
> automatically appended to what I want to install and I have to keep
> manually [skip] them.
>
> I would like to know some efficient way I could make that go away and
> just have setup ignore texlive or have it see that I have it already,
> but that it's just not a cygwin package, but user installed.

setup.exe only knows about Cygwin packages.  You might be able to edit 
/etc/setup/installed.db to trick setup.exe into thinking that you've 
installed Cygwin's texlive.

Ken


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