[linux] Debian Install: 1 CD

Phillip Garland pgarland at u.washington.edu
Wed Sep 24 20:56:52 PDT 2003


FWIW, I learned this from the apt HOWTO:

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/index.en.html

specifically this page:

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-apt-get.en.html#s-default-version

~Phillip

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Cere M. Davis wrote:


>

>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?

>>

>> ~Phillip

>>

>> 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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