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Re: Two suggestions for woody release

On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 09:56:38PM -0500, Daniel Burrows <Daniel_Burrows@brown.edu> was heard to say:
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 06:41:48PM -0800, "Thomas Bushnell, BSG" <tb@becket.net> was heard to say:
> > Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> writes:
> > 
> > > Yes, of course there's apt pin support, but the people we're most 
> > > concerned about not accidentally running unstable are the ones least 
> > > capable of figuring out pin support on their own.  So for Thomas's idea 
> > > to work, there needs to be either an easy interface to allow users to 
> > > configure this functionality, or a failsafe pin config that does what's 
> > > needed.  I agree though that as far as raw apt functionality is
> > > concerned, we seem to already be where we need to be.
> > 
> > My idea works fine with pinning, as long as the config files that the
> > apt package automatically sets up DTRT.
>   Perhaps it should require an act of will to start automatically using
> unstable.  Isn't there a way for Release files to set a default pin or
> something?  (I seem to remember that experimental is not the default
> target by default)

  After a few seconds of thought I don't think this is a particularly good
idea.  Please ignore the above comment :-/

  (I really did think before sending it..but not quite enough, I guess)


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