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Re: Newbie .deb question, help needed

On Tue, 2003-10-21 at 06:01, Ralph F. De Witt wrote:
> I am new to Debian, one week old, and still trying to come to grips with the 
> differencies. I have a deb which carries the dependiencies for sid. I am 
> running a up to date sarge. All dependiencies are meet excepet for kdelibs, I 
> am one version back. Is there a way to rework the deb so that I can install 
> it on my Sarge based system? Thanks for your help?

The most certain way is to download the source package and build it on
your own machine.  Install devscripts; add the source line in
/etc/apt/sources.list; apt-get update; cd /usr/src [or somewhere];
apt-get source package; cd package-directory; debuild; cd ..; dpkg -i

If you don't want to do that, you can investigate pinning in apt (read
the docs - I haven't used it myself!)

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