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Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 13:18:30 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: groff and fake-libs

On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 11:06:08AM +0100, Bernhard Fischer wrote:
> The current groff package still requires

No, it does not.

Maybe you were updating a system where the installed groff required that
library?  If so, NEED_FAKE=yes should have been set by
(it's set on all updates of existing systems).  I have no idea how you
managed to run into a problem with that.

I'd appreciate more detail on what you were doing (new install vs.
update, which version of Owl you were updating, whether or not you had
third-party packages installed on top of that).

> BTW: the new package 'elftoaout' is missing, but listed in
> installorder.conf

elftoaout is not new, it existed in Owl 1.0 and it's still around, but
it is specific to the SPARC architecture.  It should be missing on x86.

Yes, we might need to enhance installworld to recognize packages which
are not supposed to exist for the target architecture such that
confusing "Missing ..." messages would not be produced for those.


Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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