removing a package without dependency checking
In order to have sane recognize my hp scanner I need to have the latest version of libusb. I'm currently running debian 3.1 stable. The version of libusb I have now is 0.1-4. My question is: If I try to remove libusb, in order to install my own compiled version, because of the dependecy checking I also have to remove Gnome. Is there a way to make debian ignore the dependencies? When I had ubuntu installed i just compiled and installed it without removing the old one, but I don't think this is a good practice. How would I solve this problem in the debian world?