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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.

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