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Thread: Questions about passwords and apt-get update

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    Questions about passwords and apt-get update

    After installing Knoppix to HD, it works great! Just a few questions 'tho:

    How do I enable MD5 passwords? The 8-password character limit seems a bit small.

    Is there any way to update a singular package rather than the entire system? For example, if I wanted to upgrade gaim or x-chat to the latest version, is there any way of doing that? Should I just uninstall without removing config files then re-install, or can you manually update singular packages?

    (Please keep in mind that I am still quite a linux newbie, thanks in advanced.)

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    just reinstall it again with

    apt-get install <package>.

    If there are newer version, it would be upgraded.

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