Re: Bug#174200: apt: negative priorities in /etc/apt/preferences do not work as expected
On Tue, 24 Dec 2002, Denis Barbier wrote:
> It does not work as expected because higher priorities are provided
> by other sources. My guessing is that a top-level stratum is missing,
> priority above 10000 could mean that packages are not installed.
Well, no. You have to think of the version pin feature as providing a new
source of packages. So you can say 'libc6, version 2.1' comes from 'The
Denis repository' and that repository has a priority of -100 for this
Which basically means it's impossible to black list a version..