Re: Shortcut to enabling groups of packages?
> Norbert Tretkowski wrote:
>> Not necessary. Just add these lines to your /etc/apt/preferences and
>> then run 'apt-get -t sarge-backports install foo'.
> Yes, but then you have to run an apt-get install for every backported
> package. For xfce which consists of not that many binary packages
> isn't the problem, but for KDE it's a mess (and yes, partial-only
> upgrade doesn't work - either you use the sarge KDE version, or the
> backported one).
You can also do "aptitude -t sarge-backports", and then manipulate the
package list however you want. That gives you maximum control without
having to add any packages to /etc/apt/preferences.