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Re: using APT with both Debian and non-Debian sources

On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 09:48:05PM -0500, Joshua Haberman wrote:

> * Jason Gunthorpe (jgg@debian.org) wrote:
> > On Thu, 25 Jul 2002, George Danchev wrote:
> > 
> > > I tried // , according to apt.conf, but no luck.
> > 
> > RFC822 files don't have comments.
> In that case, perhaps the ability to comment a system configuration file
> such as /etc/apt/preferences outweighs strict adherence to an obseleted,
> 20-year-old RFC that was written for a completely different problem
> domain.

Call it an RFC2822 formatted file, then.

But seriously, a useful comment syntax is not too much to ask.

 Package: *
 Pin: release v=3.0*
 Pin-Priority: 1001

 - mdz

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