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Re: apt-get - what is it aware of?

Tim Verry <tverry@telocity.com> writes:

> apt-get is completely unaware of things you install or update by hand?  It 
> only knows about apps that were installed/updated using apt-get (or dselect 
> or dpkg)?

Yes.  In practice, this covers the vast majority of things you want to
use; if you want something newer than what's in Debian stable, use
testing (or perhaps unstable, but expect brokenness and subscribe to
at least debian-devel-announce).  If you really care, use the equivs
package to make a fake empty package, or build a real Debian package
(either by using Debianized source or after reading through the New
Maintainers' Guide off of http://www.debian.org/devel/).

David Maze         dmaze@debian.org      http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
"Theoretical politics is interesting.  Politicking should be illegal."
	-- Abra Mitchell

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