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Old 01-19-2005, 05:37 AM   #1
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dselect - how to update & install a package without updating all others?


I'm using Knoppix/Debian, but this is a general apt-get/deslect question really.

If want to update a package to the latest (testing) release, I would do an 'update' via dselect and then mark the package for install and then do an 'install'.

The problem I have is that to update this one package, dselect will update all the other packages that have changed since the last time I updated my package list.

Is there something I'm doing wrong here? Is there anyway to update my package list and update (or install) a single package without all my other installed packages being updated?

Thanks for your help.

Old 01-19-2005, 05:47 AM   #2
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I don't know about dselect, but apt-get can do this just use

apt-get install packagename

Will only update the package and not the rest, but if this package depends on others, the ones it depends on will also be updated ( Otherwise it would break ).
Old 01-19-2005, 12:58 PM   #3
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Try using synaptic (if it's not installed, apt-get install synaptic). You might be more comfy in the point and click interface, and you can do everything you need to do, updating, installing, pinning, any you can easily search by filters (show all that are upgradeable, or marked for change, etc).


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