Re: lie to apt
I installed my entire laptop using dpkg. It let me chode the packages I needed
without getting bogged down in dselect (dselect is mighty slow on a 486 ;-) It
also let me force package installs. For example I installed GTK+ from source,
so I had to force install the gtk_glarea package, because the database did not
know GTK was already installed.
The man page is really good about explaining the switches.
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Subject: lie to apt
Is there a way to manually edit the database that says which packages
are installed? I set up a small system, using potato, and am adding
several packages from source. I added stuff like glib-1.2.8, tcl-8.32,
tk8.3.2, etc. How can I tell apt that these packages are installed?
Or at least make it think the potato version is installed.
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