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Re: apt-get install 'cept need to ignore dependencies

On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 08:16:55AM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> alternatively, if the "custom compiled MTA" is one of the MTAs packaged
> for debian, then download the debianised sources, patch & configure it
> as you need, and then build a custom package.
> that is *ALWAYS* a better thing to do on a debian system than to compile
> something and just run "make install".
> it isn't difficult, and it gives you a package that can be managed with
> the debian package management tools (once you've installed it, remember
> to put it on "hold" so it doesn't get automatically upgraded to a newer
> debian version: 'echo "PACKAGENAME	hold" | dpkg --set-selections' )
True.  I have written a HOWTO on that a while back:


Of course, I have not yet updated it to account for the ability to use
the ~ character in version strings.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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