On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 07:18:54PM +0100, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> There does not seem to be a reliable way to list all those packages
> that reflect system installations to satisfy package dependencies.
> 'fink list | grep system-' lists also inadequate packages:
> 'fink list | grep system- | egrep '\[(place|virtual)'' does not list
> system-fortran 7.0-1 Placeholder package for manually
> installed Absoft ProFortran
Sounds like you've got some some grep problems. What you want here is
"begins with 'system-'", not "contains 'system-' and then some other
exclusions". How about 'fink list |grep ^system-'? Or I think fink
list can take regex directly: give 'fink list "system-*"' a try.
> And finally there are
> xdvi-system-tetex 22.78-1 Display dvi files under X11
> (system-tetex version)
I think that's a *real* package that just is only useful for a tetex
world that is supplied by system-tetex.
> xdvik [virtual package]
> Is there no package needed that reflects an xdvi(k) installation with
> gwTeX, MacTeX, or TeX Live?
No idea. Welcome to "why system-virtual packages are a huge pain and
nearly unmaintainable when lots of different suppliers are possible":(