[linux] Debian Install: 1 CD
pgarland at u.washington.edu
Wed Sep 24 18:44:10 PDT 2003
It's always worked for me since installing Woody. All I needed to do was put
in /etc/apt/apt.conf, add a source for Testing to /etc/apt/sources.list, e,g.
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian testing main
run "apt-get update" and then
apt-get -t testing install $PACKAGE
installed $PACKAGE and all it's dependencies from Testing.
What error do you get when you try it?
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Cere M. Davis wrote:
>It's a great idea but I've never been able to get that to work. Is there
>some kind of trick to this?
>On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Phillip Garland wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 17:36:05 -0700 (PDT)
>> From: Phillip Garland <pgarland at u.washington.edu>
>> Reply-To: Linux/Unix Users Group at the UW <linux at u.washington.edu>
>> To: Linux/Unix Users Group at the UW <linux at u.washington.edu>
>> Subject: Re: [linux] Debian Install: 1 CD
>> what about
>> apt-get -t testing install $PACKAGE
>> of course you will also be grabbing all of $PACKAGE's dependencies from Testing,
>> but there's no way around that.
>> On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Cere M. Davis wrote:
>> >I would love to just stay on stable but my reasons for using testing are
>> >the same as most people...we want to use more current software releases
>> >since the release cycle for stable is fairly long. Currently there isn't
>> >a really straight foreward way to just grab packages that you want to use
>> >from the testing repository and still use a basic baseline repository.
>> >This is the reason, I think, that most people end up just moving whole hog
>> >over to testing.
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