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Re: Potato and a half

On Mon, May 29, 2000 at 09:40:59AM +0200, Ingo Saitz wrote:
> > 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.

what would be nice is a switch to apt to select the distribution if
more then one is specified in the sources list, maybe whichever is
listed first should be used by default, and overriden by --dist woody
or something like that.

i suppose a wrapper script could take care of this, you probably know
more about apts configurability then i do. 

Ethan Benson

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