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Re: package installation question

On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 11:28:07AM +0200, Andreas Fromm wrote:
> Hi,
> what is the "correct" way to install a package thet depends on a library 
> which I didn't install from a deb but compiled by hand from source?

Compiled it by hand? Cor. I use gcc myself :-)

> Just download the deb and make a dpkg --force -i package.deb?

That works at the time but can store up major hassles for later on, as
apt then thinks that the forced package has unmet dependencies and
keeps being a pain in the arse when you try to install something else.

The "Debian Way" seems to be to install "equivs" and use that to make
a dummy package which lets the packaging system know about your
source-built library. (Which you did put in /usr/local, right?)


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