[linux] Debian Install: 1 CD
Cere M. Davis
cere at u.washington.edu
Wed Sep 24 20:15:18 PDT 2003
Allright. Cool. Thanks. I never added the apt.conf line that you have
so perhaps that will do the trick. I looked into ("googled") pinning a
while back and found it pretty damm confusing but this - if I get it to
work - it pretty doable. I never really got an error when I tried to grab
stuff from a newer repository it just would try to upgrade everything or
nothing at all. So your suggestion makes even more sense in retrospect.
Tanks again ;)
> APT::Default-Release "stable";
> 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.
> >> ~Phillip
> >> 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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