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Re: how to upgrade a package without removing previous version

"Nuno Vasconcellos" <caminada@hotmail.com> writes:

> I am not sure if this question is supposed to be in this list. Anyways...
> I would like to know if there's a way, with 'dpkg' or another tool, to
> upgrade a package without unistaling the previous version.
> In Red Hat/Fedora, this can be achieved with 'rpm -Uvh <package
> name>'. Is there a way to do the same in Debian?
> One detail: apt-get cannot be involved as I refer to the kind of
> package that is not related to a repository, it could be a package
> debianized from rpm via alien or packages such as skype or realplayer,
> that are not (at least I am not aware of) in a apt-get repository.
> Thank you,
> Nuno

dpkg -i foo.deb


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