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Re: ignoring dependencies

On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 07:13:09PM +0100, Filip Moritz wrote:
> > Dave Ewart wrote:
> > 
> > On Friday, 05.11.2004 at 15:38 +0100, Filip Moritz wrote:
> > 
> > > Now, is there any means to apt-get install A, ignoring it's alleged 
> > > dependencies to B and C, not affecting it's remaining deps?
> > 
> > First, manually install "it's remaining deps"; then install 
> > the program with --no-deps?
> Thanx, for pointing me in that direction,
> it's a thought to consider. However, won't the next apt-get install/update
> <anything> spoil my efforts?
> Now, if I put B and C on hold, I see a lot "unresolveable dependency errors"
> in my crystal ball.

Why you want to set up broken system?

If you are doing this with very good understanding by having required
package equivalent compiled from source, you may use equivs package.

But if you are doing this just to get some new package installed onto
stable machine, think about backporting package by recompiling in stable

More on my document:

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