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Re: Ok, please tell me how to install a package without the dpkg

On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Benj wrote:

> Ok thanks, and because I would like usually to upgrade stuff, am I sure that
> the new files will correctly overwrite the old files in their specific
> directories ?


if you're going to upgrade debian pacakges, you'll do better if you
dpkg --purge old-packages

debian enforces files going to specific locations that not always are
followed by original packages, things like /etc,/var,/usr/lib ...

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