Re: Some myths regarding apt pinning
On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 02:59:17PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> From a security point of view woody + libc6 from unstable is worse than
> any other possibility. Consider there's another security bug in libc6.
> The fixed version for stable has a lower version number than the version
> on your system and you won't get the update.
If I am not mistaken, it is possible to avoid this
worst case scenario by appropriately setting up apt's
preferences. Suppose I set the priorities of distributions
and, starting with a woody system, upgrade a single package
foo to version vvv from unstable
apt-get -t unstable install foo
which pulls in unstable libc6. Later when I do
apt will upgrade most packages from stable but will
upgrade foo from unstable, or from testing if version vvv
has made it into testing; and likewise libc6.
Thomas Hood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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