Re: installing source over package
On Fri 06 Apr 2012 at 14:08:25 -0500, Darren Crotchett wrote:
> I had an issue with the cups-filters package on Wheezy. I found that the
> bug was resolved in the unstable branch. But, I wasn't sure how to get the
> unstable branch version of cups. So, I compiled cups-filters from source
> and installed it on top of my current version (did not uninstall the
> package version first). This fixed my problem. But, now I'm wondering
> what the consequences will be and if there was a better way to handle it.
You made it hard for yourself. It would have been sufficient to have
downloaded cups-filters from unstable and installed it with 'dpkg -i'.
You could still do this after purging the cups-filters you have.
> My reasoning for leaving the apt pkg installed was because I wanted apt to
> still upgrade when a new version comes out.
The version you install with 'dpkg -i' will still be upgraded if there
is a higher version available.