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Re: apt question

In <[🔎] 20010304191425.A28892@mickey.lan.aokiconsulting.com>, on 03/04/01 
   at 07:14 PM, Osamu Aoki <debian@aokiconsulting.com> said:

>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.)

It was Slackware eons ago.  I've converted it to be more like a Debian
system.  I'm using a Debian or SysV style init setup.

I am new to Debian.  I have a Debian setup on another partition I've be
playing with.

>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 kernel.

What I don't want to happen is to have apt decide to install the base
system, because right now it thinks there is no base system installed.

I understand that, normally one would want the packaging system to have
complete control of the system in order to avoid mismatched versions etc.,
but it seems there could be cases where one might  want to override the
packaging system decisions


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