Installing .deb packages with apt-get

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sun May 20 19:53:09 UTC 2007

On 20/05/07, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
> You don't need to do a simulation.  aptitude or apt-get will always tell you
> what's going to be removed or added before prompting you for a yes or no
> response, unless you use the -y option.  Also, either one with
> the "upgrade" option won't remove anything.  But yes, it's not uncommon to
> find a non-ubuntu .deb package forcing you to remove ubuntu packages.  If
> that happens, you're probably best off to use "apt-get source" to get the
> source package and build it to match ubuntu.

Where can I find more information on that? I'm googling in another tab
as we speak. I'll near certainly use apt-get source. Thanks.

Dotan Cohen

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