Re: apt-get - what is it aware of?
Tim Verry <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 email@example.com http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
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