[maemo-users] NFS client on OS 2007

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Wed Aug 29 16:45:04 EEST 2007

ext Jeffrey Barish wrote:
> I also checked to see what would happen if I were to install the real mount
> command, as per the posting from Kalle Vahlman:
> This really doesn't seem right.

Maemo != Debian.  Busybox provides many Debian Essential packages.
If you replace some package that Busybox provides, basically you're
saying to the package management that Busybox should be replaced.
As there are many already installed packages that depend from the
other packages that Busybox ("virtually") provides, those would
be removed too as their dependencies are not anymore satisfied.

Such is life with Busybox.

There are some mechanisms (alternatives and diverting) provided by
dpkg (in actuality perl scripts which in Maemo are replaced with
shell  scripts) with which you can handle this, but they are not
very  satisfactory.  They would require modifying both Busybox and
the package wanting to replace something provided by Busybox.

	- Eero

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