View Full Version : [SOLVED] How to install a package without dependancies

November 16th, 2010, 11:53 PM
Heya, I've searched around a bit for the answer to this question and most threads just got the response "Why the heck would you do that!?" so, to clear things up... I have installed VisualBoyAdvanceM via a forced architecture dpkg install to fix a bug vanilla VBA had (I am running 64-bit), and I made a link from where visualboyadvance's executable would usually be to this install, so it's acts the same way as the original program. But when I go to install VBAExpress to get GUI, it want's to install the vanilla VBA overtop of my already-working VBAM.

So, I would like to know how to install VBAExpress without VisualBoyAdvance included.

November 17th, 2010, 03:37 AM
Get the debs w/

apt-get install -d <program name>

Then install alien

apt-get install alien

Then convert the .deb package to a .tar.gz file, extract and put the files where they need to be.

November 17th, 2010, 04:57 AM
Thanks, that did it. :)