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picoscope dependencies on Debian-based distros

Postby corna » Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:52 am

I'm on Debian testing and I want to install only the driver for my device (2205MSO) but, if I install the driver first (libps2000a) and then the package picoscope (as suggested in the Linux guide https://www.picotech.com/downloads/linux), apt installs forcefully every driver. I've looked at the package and I've noticed that all the drivers are marked as "Depends"; shouldn't you mark them as "Recommends" or "Suggests", so that a user can install only a single driver? Moreover apt installs by default every recommended package, so (if you mark them as "Recommends") the default behavior is left unchanged.
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Re: picoscope dependencies on Debian-based distros

Postby Martyn » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:12 am

We install all packages to ensure that any scope from our range can be supported. There are a few oddities in our driver numbering systems that could mean a user installing the wrong set for their scope, installing all prevents this from happening.

However, I will pass your comments to the development team for consideration.
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