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Using apt to install only one package


I am running Lenny/Testing and with the recent package updates a new set of kernel headers was installed which has completely screwed my nVidia driver settings. I had to reboot into 2-6-24 rather than the 2-6-25 in order to get GDM to work.

When I went to change the sources list to enable me access the appropriate nVidia driver from the Sid repositories using apt, there were any number of packages that apt wanted to install as well, alongside the nVidia.

What is the correct syntax to ensure that when I am wanting to install the nVidia driver from Sid I limit it to *only* the package(s) I am seeking rather than everything else that apt wants me to install? I've spent the last 1/2 hour or Googling this and I can't find an answer. Perhaps my search string is incorrect, but even so if anyone is able to assist me, that would be great.

Many thanks



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