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Re: Using source packages to bring some programs up to latest version

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:11:27PM +0900, Mark Fletcher wrote:
> The only thing I'd add here is that in this case, I'd create a dummy 
> Debian package with no contents but an appropriate version number and 
> dependencies, and install it, so the system knows it is there and the 
> dependent libraries are depended on. This way when upgrades happen APT 
> will tell you if there is going to be a problem upgrading the libraries 
> instead of just doing it and breaking the package you built from source.

Not a bad idea. You can use equivs to achieve this (although equivs could
do with a rewrite IMHO)

Jonathan Dowland
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