I have a laptop that functions 'just right' hardware wise so I have no
interest in upgrading the compiled kernel (2.6.26 I believe), xorg, or
rhythmbox (11.6). Newer kernels seem to break my fglrx and madwifi
setups along with the newer rhythmbox giving me grief.
I am looking into apt pinning for the first time and while I'm reading
up would like a little clarification.
Is pinning going to be the best way to hold these specific packages
indefinitely? What is the specific After pinning will I be able to
'aptitude dist-upgrade' without worry of overwriting these packages?
It seems that in /etc/apt/preferences I just need to put:
Pin: version 11.6*
and that will hold Rhythmbox at the current installed version. Will
marking the packages in Aptitude 'manual' do the same thing?
Ideally once I finish this exercise I will be able to do a dist-upgrade
to Testing (Squeeze will be listed in my sources.list) and not worry
about changing these particular programs. This is pretty important
since I will be giving this machine to a friend that will not be able to
troubleshoot if something breaks X or wifi.
Anyone doing something similar?
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