Debian Questions

Robert Spangler spangler.robert at
Mon Aug 4 00:49:47 EDT 2008

I got Virtual Box installed.

Now, I want to use the SVN versions of Firefox and Orca.  Since they are 
instlaled through Debian, should I aptitude remove them first?  When I 
install the SVN source versions, how will the APT system know not to 
give me its versions?


Gregory Nowak wrote:
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> On Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 04:51:42PM -0400, Robert Spangler wrote:
>> Also, on the download page  
>> for Virtual Box, it only had a version available for Debian 4.0 - should  
>> this still work with Sid Unstable?
> As far as I know, yes.
>> Should I just do aptitude install  
>> virtualbox and accept what it has, as it is only 10MB?
> I would say yes, going with what is in the virtualbox repository is
> your best bet, since it should take care of any additional
> dependencies for you, and you'll also get the latest updates that way
> whenever they come out, without having to download, and install them
> by hand.
>> It said that  
>> some module package is broken.
> You'll need to be more specific, if you'd like for someone to try and
> help you there. Posting the error message itself would be ideal.
> Greg
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