Am Sonntag 07 Oktober 2007 22:26:47 schrieb Gerfried Fuchs: > * Martin Ammermüller <email@example.com> [2007-10-07 20:14:29 CEST]: > > On http://www.backports.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=instructions the section > > about pinning is incorrect. > > It's not, that's what's called sensible suggestion. "Then you have to set a higher priority for each backport, yes that means every backport, also for every dependency." Sorry, but that doesn't sound like a suggestion to me, instead i take this as: there's no other way to do this. > > You don't have to pin each backport individually, you can also use > > wildcards in /etc/apt/preferences to e.g. use always a package from > > backports (if it exists): > > You can also shoot into your foot if you like. Pulling every package > from backports instead of just the ones you really need is a pretty bad > idea. Why? > If you really don't care that much what you pull from there you > should reconsider switching to testing directly because that clearly > shows that you haven't understood the purpose of backports. Currently i have 1104 packages installed including 98 packages from backports.org. That's only nearly 7.8% of all installed packages. I don't know why i should switch to testing. About 70 of these packages from backports.org are there because of KDE 3.5.7. I won't pin 70 packages by hand, switching back and forth between aptitude and editing /etc/apt/preferences because i have to pin all dependencies, too. Well, problems. The only problem i have so far is that KDE's media manager stopped working. And i hoped to fix that by pinning * (maybe some false/broken dependencies, i thought :-/ ). Best regards, Martin
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