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Re: Installation of .tgz files

* "Suresh Kumar. R" <sudhas@md3.vsnl.net.in> wrote:

> When we install some package using .tgz files, the debian
> package mechanism is not aware that the particular package is
> installed. For ex. I installed postfix*.tgz but apt is unaware
> of it. Therefore, when I use apt-get for installilng something
> else, it would say, MTA not installed and it would try to
> install one.
> Is there any way to fix it so that I can still enjoy apt-get
> install?

There is a package called "equivs" that does what you

apt-get install equivs && man equivs-build

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