Re: Upgrading from 2.1r4 to 2.2
F Zimmermann [debian-user] <29/08/01 18:10 +0100>:
> On Wed, 29 Aug 2001, Gary Jones wrote:
> > Okay, I'm now nearly ready to make the switch - a full, functional
> > backup has been taken.
> > What I haven't seen anywhere is what happens if one has packages
> > which are later than what apt-get knows about. For example, I
> > installed X from 2.1r4 but found it didn't support my video card, so
> > installed a new copy of X from a tarball. What will happen to such
> > installations when I upgrade, does anyone know?
> > --
> > Gary
> Did you make your own .deb packages from the tar balls? Then you are lucky
> otherwise dpkg/apt wount see them at all.
How do you make your own .deb package from a tarball?