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From: Robert McQueen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 16:02:30 +0000 To: email@example.com Subject: Mixing Debian releases the easy way As well as the more powerful (and complicated) release pinning method featured in a previous release of DWN, apt in woody and sid also supports a simpler method of achieving the same thing, with the poorly documented 'APT::Default-Release' configuration option. To do this, add a line such as: APT::Default-Release "testing"; to /etc/apt/apt.conf, and add both testing and unstable lines to /etc/apt/sources.list. Then when you upgrade, dist-upgrade or install, apt will only consider packages from testing by default. If you then use a command like: apt-get install <package>/unstable it will install the package version found in unstable, as well as any libraries and other dependencies from unstable that are required to install it. Regards, Rob
From: Jens Hoffrichter <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 22:37:42 +0100 To: Martin Schulze <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Debian Weekly News - January 23rd, 2002 This can be done even more comfortable by using the -t switch to apt-get, which will even satisfy dependencies to unstable, what the use of packagename/unstable does not do. The correct (and frequently used by myself ;)) ) call would be: apt-get -t unstable install <package>
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This issue of Debian Weekly News was edited by Yooseong Yang and Martin 'Joey' Schulze.