[ic] Interchange on Debian

Jamie Neil jamie at versado.net
Tue Oct 19 14:27:34 EDT 2004

Henrik Holmboe wrote:
> I dont know if I missunderstand you, or if you missed the point of my
> post. :)
> The reason for adding distributions "above" (e.g. add unstable in
> addition if you run testing) is to more easily be able to selectively
> install from them.
> You say you put testing as default, which is all fine. But then you
> manually download unstable packages, with for example wget? And dpkg
> --install them? The method I mentioned can automatically download from
> unstable when you ask for them. :)

I think you misunderstand.

I set testing as default in apt.conf:

  APT::Default-Release "testing";

and then add unstable to sources so I can selectively install from there 
using apt-get when required.

 From what I understand this like a simplified form of pinning. I may 
look at pinning later if my needs become more complex :)

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