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have you tried dpkg --help..  basically this is the same as rpm with slightly
different switches.  That way you can just manually search internet sites for
new versions of pacakages and then manually download those packages and
then manually install them.i Just like redhats rpm.

Guy Hulbert [guy@bioinfo.sickkids.on.ca] wrote:
> Hi again.
> I'm not sure how this migrated over to this mailing list ... I had just
> thought I was sending the original mail to a couple of people.
> Thanks to everyone who keeps replying.  I'll continue to reply with
> complaints as long as I keep getting hits :).
> I'm seriously thinking about doing some documentation along the lines
> of APT vs DSELECT.  However:
>   <ASIDE NOTE="xml joke in case g.m. reads this :)">
>     I've been reading debian-hurd for about a year and I still plan to
>     contribute some documentation there.  It's been difficult finding time
>     and every time something of interest has come up either someone has
>     claimed it's his
> 	    <FOOTNOTE>I should say his/her but 
> 		<ONE>I'm not p.c.</ONE>
> 		<TWO>it's always a him so far</TWO>
> 	    </FOOTNOTE>
>      territory or that the idea is not important.
>   </ASIDE>
> So I won't spend too much time on this unless someone volunteers that it
> might be useful .. hint .. hint ..
> By the way, it's getting late on Friday please CC or follow-up to
> guy@interlog.com ("reply-to").  (I have smallish children at home) ...
> Thanks,
> ----
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> (416) 813-8876				555 University Avenue
> email: guy@bioinfo.sickkids.on.ca	The Hospital for Sick Children
> http:  www.bioinfo.sickkids.on.ca	Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8, CANADA.
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