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Re: Shortcut to enabling groups of packages?

James Tappin wrote:
> Is there a convenient way to enable all the (say) xfce4 packages without
> having to list all the components separately in /etc/apt/preferences?

formorer was/is working on a way to create indices for single backports
automagically, so we could have a

  deb http://www.backports.org/debian sarge-backports xfce

or something similar. If then the release file would list something
reasonable in the description field, one could pinn with respect to this

But these modifications are not trivial, major problem is to detect
other backport dependencies of depends etc. iirc. However, this will
take some time until its ready.. if ever (hopefully :)

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