Re: apt-cache stable/testing
On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 12:30:19PM +0200, David Fokkema wrote:
> I have a server running stable, but occasionally I want to get a package
> from testing that is not yet included in stable. So, I have both stable
> and testing in my sources list and default-release stable in my apt.conf.
I very much recommend building newer packages from source instead. If
you're installing packages from testing these days, they'll likely
depend on a newer libc6, and at that point you might as well be running
> When I run apt-cache to search for a package, I want to know whether the
> results are from stable or testing, or from a locally compiled and
> installed package. Does someone know how to do this?
Use 'apt-cache policy <package>'.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]