Re: apt-get dist-upgrade doesn't downgrade to stable
Dale Hair <email@example.com> writes:
> On Wed, 2003-01-22 at 12:22, Lloyd Zusman wrote:
>> Simon Law <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> > On Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 06:15:53PM +0200, Mohammed Sameer wrote:
>> >> [ ... ]
>> >> here's my /etc/apt/preferences
>> >> Package: *
>> >> Pin: release a=stable
>> >> Pin-Priority: 1001
>> >> and /etc/apt/apt.conf
>> >> APT::Default-Release "stable";
>> > Make sure you have stable in your sources.list. Take out
>> > APT::Default-Release "stable";. Then "apt-get update && apt-get -t
>> > stable dist-upgrade". You should see it downgrade.
>> > Simon
>> [ ... ]
> I just tried exactly what Mohammed said he did and my testing/unstable
> machine wanted to remove 176 packages and downgrade 586 to stable. I
> also tried it with apt.conf set to testing with the same results. The
> preferences file seems to have priority over the apt.conf file.
Something is strange on my system. I did the same thing, except I
wanted to downgrade from a mixed testing+unstable system to a pure
testing system. I followed the same steps as above, except replacing
the string 'stable' with 'testing'. Nevertheless, nothing got
downgraded (see below for details).
I know that I previously installed perl-5.8.0 from the 'unstable'
distribution, and that it is my default perl interpreter (I can tell by
running "perl -V"). But the following did not do anything, and after
these steps, I was still using perl-5.8.0 instead of perl-5.6.1 from
contents of /etc/apt/preferences
Pin: release a=testing
/etc/apt/apt.conf was completely deleted
apt-get update && apt-get -t testing dist-upgrade
My output (after proper output from the "apt-get update" portion):
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Calculating Upgrade... Done
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
So no downgrade (nor anything else) took place.
Does anyone know what else might be affecting this, besides the contents
of /etc/apt/apt.conf and /etc/apt/preferences?