Re: sources.list and locally generated debs
On Mon, 09 Apr 2001, Colin Watson wrote:
> Mario Vukelic <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>My locally generated debs, e.g. from kernel compiles, show up as
>>obsolete in dselect. Is there an easy way to tell their locations to
>>the package manager or do I have to mess with Packages.gz files and
> You pretty much have to mess with Packages.gz, I'm afraid (at least,
> that's the easiest way I can think of). apt-ftparchive in the
> apt-utils package in testing/unstable may help.
If I understand the question correctly, it seems the canonical answer
is to raise the version number of the locally created package. This
should keep dselect or apt from thinking that the local package is
obsolete. You can change the version of the package by adding to the
debian/changelog file. There is a nice mode in emacs to help you do this.
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