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Re: update packages without confusing apt

Florian Kessler <fke@sk-kessler.de> wrote:
>i would like to update to kernel 2.4 within potato. To meet the requirements
>listed in in the file changes (kernel documentation), i have to download
>some packages. How can i do this without confusing apt?

Just download them and install them with 'dpkg -i'; this won't confuse
apt. If dependencies have changed then you'll have to sort those out

You could repoint your sources.list at unstable temporarily, but you'll
have to make sure you don't accidentally upgrade anything else. In
particular, if you upgrade anything like libc6, dpkg, or perl, then you
might as well upgrade your entire system to woody ...

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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