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Re: VirtualBox: stretch-backports vs third-party repository


>> For this reason I often write instead:
>> apt install virtualbox/stretch-backports
> That's nice.
> Why does this work and are packages installed in this way updated when
> running `apt upgrade`?

I found out myself that

    apt -t stretch-backports install virtualbox

will install dependencies from stretch-backports and

    apt install virtualbox/stretch-backports

will install them from stretch (or stretch/updates or stretch-updates).

Packages installed from stretch-backports will be updated when a new
version is uploaded there.

Yannick Ihmels

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