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Re: Using apt to install only one package

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On 07/14/08 14:32, andy wrote:
> I don't mind installing more packages than what I had thought I needed:
> I am quite happy to believe that apt knows more than I do about what is
> best for my machine!!
> I was just concerned that with my sources.list opened up to a Sid
> repository temporarily for the purposes of this operation - to retrieve
> a kernel header for the nVidia driver - that if apt downloaded and
> installed a whole bunch of other packages that I would end up in the
> sticky situation of having a mixed set of libraries. I have a lot of
> work that I need to get on with, so the last thing I needed was an
> unstable system because I'd gotten Lenny and Sid libraries all confused.
> Hence my reluctance to walk down that particular road without getting a
> clearer sense of what was going on.
> If it is a case of allowing apt to do its thing, then who am I to argue
> with that. I would like to use the 2-6-25 kernel, but to be honest am
> not wedded to needing to do so, so am relaxed about proceeding cautiously.


This is why I use the nvidia driver straight from nvidia.com.

Of course, I boot directly into the console, and have no qualms
about rebuilding the driver after upgrading the kernel...

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