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How can I get APT to “ignore” a package?

I am running a VPS using Debian unstable with this kernel version: 2.6.32-274.7.1.el5.028stab095.1 I just upgraded my packages and for some odd reason APT wants me to install ...
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rebuilding packages and the package manager on debian

This is something that has been bugging me for a while, unable to find any good answers googling, hopefully someone can have a solid answer here. It's about how to rebuild debian packages and how to ...
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ia32-libs : Depends: ia32-libs-i386 but it is not installable

I am trying to install ia32-libs (a dependency to build the VirtualBox sources) on my Debian x86_64 box, however it's giving me the error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ia32-libs : ...
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install whitelist of packages using unstable in debian

i want to just some packages installation from unstable version of debian. apt-get -t unstable install myspecialpackage but when i apt-get upgrade it will wanting to download some packages from ...
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DEB: “Provides:” field ignored

I need to replace a package with a custom one, which gets its own name (foo-origpackage). To allow it to be used as drop-in replacement, I added the Provides: origpackage line to the control file. ...
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aptitude: list all previous recommended packages

sometimes when installing a package, aptitude recommends several other packages. Is there a way to show all previous recommended packages of all installed packages? Thanks in advance. Casper Edit: ...
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Building Debian package - pre-installation check

I am building a custom Debian package and during the installation, I would like the package to check for available diskspace and only proceed if there is enough space. I would like this to happen ...
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Automatic storing package before installing it on .deb based system?

The reason I am asking this question is I am concerned about simple rollback (I already read how to find out what packages were installed). So I would like to set global (per entire system) option, ...
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1answer
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Backporting packages should reverse dependencies be rebuilt

I'm using Ubuntu Jaunty on a few machines and am in the process of backporting / custom compiling a few deb packages to update PHP and OpenSSL. My question is though, should I also be recompiling ...
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Checking deb dependencies against the current system

I know I can list the .deb's dependencies using dpkg --info, but is there any automated way to check those dependencies against the current system? What I'm interested in, the status: whether the ...
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1answer
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How to force debian linux apt-get installer to install unstable/specific version of packages?

I want to force the install system on debian linux, apt-get, to install unstable (i.e. a later version) of a package, later than the stable one recognised by the debian package maintainer. This ...