Debian Questions

Robert Spangler spangler.robert at
Mon Aug 4 12:59:46 EDT 2008

But when I do an aptitude update then aptitude full-upgrade, won't it 
overwrite my custom installed packages?

Gregory Nowak wrote:
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> On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 12:49:47AM -0400, Robert Spangler wrote:
>> Now, I want to use the SVN versions of Firefox and Orca.  Since they are  
>> instlaled through Debian, should I aptitude remove them first?
> I'd say yes, to save disk space, if for no other reason. It's a good
> idea to remove them besides that, so you don't end up running binaries you
> don't mean to run because of how your path is setup.
>> When I  
>> install the SVN source versions, how will the APT system know not to  
>> give me its versions?
> It won't. The apt system installs binary packages. If you're
> installing from svn, you're most likely installing source that you'll
> be compiling into binaries. So, the apt system will have no idea
> that your own versions of the software are on your system, and it will
> just leave them alone.
> Greg
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