Re: Using apt to install only one package
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On 07/14/08 14:32, andy wrote:
> I don't mind installing more packages than what I had thought I needed:
> I am quite happy to believe that apt knows more than I do about what is
> best for my machine!!
> I was just concerned that with my sources.list opened up to a Sid
> repository temporarily for the purposes of this operation - to retrieve
> a kernel header for the nVidia driver - that if apt downloaded and
> installed a whole bunch of other packages that I would end up in the
> sticky situation of having a mixed set of libraries. I have a lot of
> work that I need to get on with, so the last thing I needed was an
> unstable system because I'd gotten Lenny and Sid libraries all confused.
> Hence my reluctance to walk down that particular road without getting a
> clearer sense of what was going on.
> If it is a case of allowing apt to do its thing, then who am I to argue
> with that. I would like to use the 2-6-25 kernel, but to be honest am
> not wedded to needing to do so, so am relaxed about proceeding cautiously.
This is why I use the nvidia driver straight from nvidia.com.
Of course, I boot directly into the console, and have no qualms
about rebuilding the driver after upgrading the kernel...
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"Kittens give Morbo gas. In lighter news, the city of New New
York is doomed."
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