[linux] Debian Install: 1 CD

Cere M. Davis cere at u.washington.edu
Wed Sep 24 21:02:41 PDT 2003



I know. I totally saw it after following Evan's advice. It was never so
blindingly clear as when I look at it just now though. Duh.

Thanks.


>

> 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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