How do I tell apt that X is installed (from tar dist)
(sorry for the repost. I'm still practicing my Subject lines.)
I have a woody notebook and put XFree86 4.2.0 on it from the
tarballs (because of better hdw support than in X v3). Now I
want to try out some window managers, but apt-get wants to
install xfree86-common every time I ask it for an X app.
- What packages do I need to mark as "hold" (or better?) to save
the XFree86 v4 installation from getting damaged?
- Where would I have looked to find this out myself if I were a
- What's the best way to mark those packages so that I can
continue life with apt-get?
All kinds of anticipatory gratitude,
-- Tony Crawford
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