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Re: New package version releases

When I run "reporbug aptitude" as david, I get:

Your version (0.6.3-4) of aptitude appears to be out of date.
The following newer release(s) are available in the Debian archive:
  stable: 0.6.4-1
  unstable: 0.6.4-1

I am trying to see if a bug report exists for aptitude, but all I'm getting is the above. I understand sid having a newer version than wheezy but why would reportbug report that squeeze has a newer version? I even checked on packages.debian.org, and the stable version is lower/older than the testing version!

------Original Message------
From: Zac Slade
To: David H. Watson
Cc: Mailing List - Debian GNU/*BSD
Subject: Re: New package version releases
Sent: 10 Oct 2011 23:11

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:04 PM, David Watson <hiranwatson@gmail.com> wrote:
> Can I select just one package from sid or do I have to download the whole repo release file?

You will need the whole release file, but you will only need to
install packages from sid that are required to meet the dependencies
of aptitude.

See the link on iguanasuicide.net from earlier in the thread on
setting up pinning and package priorities.

> Also I understand that sid's version of aptitude is higher than wheezy, but why would reportbug indicate both stable and unstable have the newer version?

I'm not sure what you are seeing in reportbug here.  Is there a bug
you see that is fixed by the version in sid?

Zac Slade

e: hiranwatson@gmail.com

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