Re: apt question
I may have misunderstood original posting but...
Enen if original poster started with one of Debian, he seems have
installled binary programs without debian package. (If he started
with RH or Slack, things are worse.)
If these programs are needed and can not be replaced by Debian ones, my
best bet is to make private package with higher version number and
install it to the clean system with dpkg -i, I think. Just like
Data can be transfered. (All home directories and /etc/passwd etc.)
And use dselect to hold these packages. (Oh also make sure to remove
conflicting packages. You may have to provide special package
information not to break dependancy.)
On Sun, Mar 04, 2001 at 02:04:55PM -0800, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> Mixing packaging system is considered bad practice. I think it is best
> not to do. Alternative is dual boot Linux if it is not dedicated
> production server. (If serious server, just set up another backup
> Install debian and transfer data (mount partition or NFS) to migrate.
> Debian without GUI&TEX&DOC can be smaller than 200MB.
> I actually used swappable IDE to migrate from RH to Debian. This way,
> no way to screw up original working system.
> On Sun, Mar 04, 2001 at 12:14:46PM -0500, F. Heitkamp wrote:
> > I have a mostly working Linux setup that I have maintained and
> > upgraded over the years using sources I've compiled and installed.
> > I want to use apt so that I can test and checkout various applications
> > and can remove them easily if I no longer need, or don't like them.
> > How can I tell apt/dselect not to mess with the base system?
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