Re: How to handle new packages
Brian C. White writes ("Re: How to handle new packages"):
> > As I understand dselect, it looks at the Packages file to determine
> > the list of packages, their dependencies, and whatever else.
> > Suppose I want to upgrade a single package. I grab the .deb file.
> > But now what? The Packages file doesn't know about the new package.
> > I know I could install it using dpkg, but isn't there a way to tell
> > dselect about the new package?
> Use: dpkg --install package-name-version.deb
If you just want to tell dselect about it, rather than installing it,
you can say `dpkg --update-avail foobar*.deb', but it seems rather
silly just to do this by hand :-).