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Re: Shortcut to enabling groups of packages?

daniel.baumann@panthera-systems.net said:
> 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.


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