Re: building from source advice
> >>If you build things from source, dpkg won't be aware of them, therefore
> >>apt will try to install them if something depends on them.
> > From my (limited) experience with Gentoo I think it's possible to
> > install something from source and tell emerge about it, so it won't try
> > and install a package for it. There doesn't seem a way to do this with
> > Debian; maybe manually setting the Status in /var/lib/dpkg/status ?
> There is a way to do this.
> Try apt-cache show equivs.
ok, I'll look into this and see what I can do, thanks for the help.