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Old 10-24-2006, 10:49 PM   #1
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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?

Old 10-25-2006, 12:13 AM   #2
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Your right, bad practice. But your close.

Compile it and use checkinstall to install the deb.

You can also give dh_make ago a try to build a more "official" deb.


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