Re: trouble installing ruby in etch
On 10/19/07, Mumia W.. <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 10/19/2007 10:45 AM, Gordon Pedersen wrote:
> > On 10/19/07, Mumia W.. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> On 10/18/2007 10:47 PM, Gordon Pedersen wrote:
> >>> [...]
> >>> ...except, why were testing packages favored over stable?
> >> By default, apt-get wants to install later versions of packages, so if
> >> it sees both libc6 2.6.1 and libc6 2.3.6, apt-get will prefer the later
> >> version, 2.6.1.
> > Thanks. I guess apt doesn't sense that the system is "stable" - I
> > wonder if there is a way to tell it so? Maybe by pinning "*" to
> > stable, somehow?
> Yes. Read "man apt_preferences" to find out how to pin packages and
Thank you. It's a lot to digest, but it is exactly focussed on what
I'm trying to do.