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Re: default pin

also sprach Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@panthera-systems.net> [2006.06.23.1526 +0200]:
> hm? The only difference between -1 and 200 in real life is, that
> packages which are not in sarge but on bpo will be installed, if you
> actually try to install them. With -1, you get a 'can't find
> $package'-error from apt instead, which is contradictional to the
> intention having bpo in your sources.list.

also sprach Sylvain Beucler <beuc@beuc.net> [2006.06.23.1528 +0200]:
> -1 also blocks upgrades - at least in apt/preferences.

So then make it 200, which is better than the current default of

On second thought, I vote for 0 << x << 100, this will not break
upgrades, but it also requires explicit approval (by adding a stanza
to /etc/apt/preferences) before a package is installed. bpo is for
stable systems, we should make sure that we're not making it too
easy to make the installed package selection "unstable".

Anyway, anything less than 500 would be an improvement, the lower
you go, the happier I'll be. :)

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