Skype, Breezy and apt trying to fix it.

Colin Murphy lists at
Thu Oct 20 20:32:21 UTC 2005

I have Skype working on my Breezy machine, installed from a .deb package I 
downloaded.  The official Skype, held in the apt repository has a dependency 
problem which this third party .deb file manages to overcome.  The .deb file 
was installed with :-

	dpkg -i skype_1.2.0.17-1_i386.deb

Apt, and GUIs that use it, like Synaptic, a not 'getting on' with my version 
of Skype.  They see the package as broken and try to fix it - by 
de-installing it.

I have tried to 'version lock' the package but this doesn't seem to have any 
effect on apt's reluctance for the utility to be on my system.  Is there 
anything else I can do to persuade apt to ignore my working Skype?
Colin at

A:Because it's wrong!
> Q: Why shouldn't I top post?

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