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Re: pinning and groups of related packages

ultrotter@debian.org said:
> Yeah, the point is that since the version you have installed has priority 200
> (the backports.org default priority in your apt preferences), and the new
> version has the same priority but a higher version number, it's going to be
> upgraded... The upgrade doesn't happen only for packages whose higher version
> has a lower priority, or for new packages, choosing the version of whom the
> higher priority wins...

I see. Perhaps 'apt-get -t' should be the first thing suggested on the
backports instructions page? It seems simpler and easier to manage.

Does the pinning setup have any advantage? None come to mind.


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