[Techtalk] Debian apt and dpkg help, please
hamster at hamsternet.org
Mon Aug 25 17:43:21 EST 2003
> If you want to usually use debian testing, but occasionally get
> packages from unstable, you can use "pinning" instead of
> commenting/uncommenting lines in apt-sources.
There's another method which might also work.
In your sources.list, include both testing and unstable sources and then in
apt.conf, add the line APT::Default-Release "testing";
You'll then get testing packages by default, and when you want to pull
something from unstable, then use the command ap-get install -t unstable xyz
I do this because the whole pinning business goes way over my head :-)
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