While installing monkey audio .deb files from http://www.rarewares.org I found that they failed a minor dependency libstdc++6 (>= 4.0.2) was needed while I had 4.0.1-4ubuntu9, so I decided that I'll try whether it works -- the difference seemed minor. Warning: this may be dangerous to your system. You may end up with a system that is unrepairable. You are off all tracks and on your own if you try this. LIkely apt will awake Godzilla to eat you .
With that said, dependency information is stored in a file called control. Follow the following simple steps;
- dpkg-deb -x foo.deb tmpdir
- dpkg-deb --control foo.deb tmpdir/DEBIAN
- nano tmpdir/DEBIAN/control
- dpkg -b tmpdir hacked.deb
and there you are, your shiny new .deb file. And yes, monkey audio works