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Re: Compiled from source packages get overwritten

On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 10:01:56AM -0500, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 09:25:25AM -0500, Linux wrote:
> | When I compile a package from source using "apt-get --only-source -b source 
> | <package>", then intsall with "dpkg -i <package>", my local packages get 
> | overwritten the next time I perform an "apt-get upgrade".  What do I need 
> | to do to fix this?
> You need to make apt think, one way or another, that the locally built
> package is better than the new one from the repository.  The best way
> to do this is
>     echo "<package_name> hold" | dpkg --set-selections

In addition, you may want to add a new entry with a higher version
number to the top of debian/changelog before building the package.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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