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Re: Best way to manually replace a package with a customized one

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 10:09:16AM +0300, Volkan YAZICI wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Oct 2010, Yahya Mohammad <mfyahya@gmail.com> writes:
> > I want to use a custom compiled version of ffmpeg to enable some extra
> > features. What is the best way to do this? I do not want to break
> > anything that depends on ffmpeg.
> >
> > I tried making my own .deb package using checkinstall. This works
> > fine, but whenever I run apt-get upgrade it wants to replace my
> > customized ffmpeg.
> Does "How to keep specific versions of packages installed"[1] solve your
> problem?
> Regards.
> [1] http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-apt-get.en.html

Use of pin is one way but quite cumbersome... 

The most generic solution is the method our next Release Notes uses:

$ echo <package_name> hold | dpkg --set-selection

This works for any package management tool, apt-get/aptitude/ ...

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