[clug] Skype on Ubuntu

Sam Couter sam at couter.dropbear.id.au
Wed Sep 28 11:54:49 GMT 2005

Tony and Robyn Lewis <beakysnugger at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> A friend is trying to install the Skype Debian package on Ubuntu.  
> Apparently it has a dependency on a Debian package, libqtc-something.  
> In Ubuntu this is called libqt-something.  He can ignore the 
> dependencies and get it installed, but future upgrades are broken 
> because Ubuntu still says there is a conflict.
> What's the best way to fix this?
> 1. install the Debian libqt package instead?
> 2. hack the dependency list inside the Skype .deb?
> 3. something in /etc/apt/preferences?

Debian has a package called "equivs" which can be used to create empty
packages that do nothing except satisfy dependencies. So if
libqtc-something is compatible enough with libqt-something and has just
been renamed, you can use equivs to create a dummy libqtc-something.
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