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Re: Potato and a half


On Sun, May 28, 2000 at 11:19:29PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Mon, May 29, 2000 at 08:46:50AM +0200, Ingo Saitz wrote:
> > Now that's _very_ easy. You just need a list of packages you want
> > to keep up to date and supply them to "apt-get install" which
> > will automagically install those and resolve missing
> > dependencies.
> what is missing is you cannot also keep up on security updates by
> issuing `apt-get update && apt-get upgrade' regularly, doing so will
> bring the entire system up to `unstable' unless you futz with the
> sources list every time you want to upgrade a couple packages to the
> `unstable' versions.

You can keep two versions of the sources.list file around. You
also need two apt.conf files, which you can select with the
APT_CONF environment variable. And don't forget to specify
APT::Get::List-Cleanup "false" in the config files to minimize
downloads. You can hide this with a little shell skript.

I consider doing this once potato is released as stable.

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