RE: Apt UI design
On Wed, 21 Oct 1998, Shaleh wrote:
> question came to mind though. You stated that when dealing w/ multiple
> sources that more than one version of a package may exist. Apt will
> allow two options: user most current, or use the preferred source.
> This sounds good. However how will the handling of packages with
> dependencies go? Internally does apt put the package on hold like one
> would have to do by hand in dselect?
I'm not sure I understand the question.. This feature would be intended to
change the Candidate Version of a package, basically the version dselect
shows in it's menu and the version apt-get install uses. Once changed the
normal rules will apply.
Wichert: Incidently, it should be possible to select at least
1) Specific version
2) Specific distribution (hamm, slinnk, unstable, stable, etc)
3) Specific source
With 2,3,4 being globally selectable options and 1,2,3,4 being a
per-package option. I'm not sure how to really manage this visually as it
creates a hidden setting so perhaps it should be done as you say?