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Re: Some myths regarding apt pinning

On Sam, 2003-01-25 at 00:05, Erik Steffl wrote:

>    but the point is that pinning is not very good because you either 
> bring a number of important packages from unstable (libc6, perl etc) or 
> you simply cannot use it. reading of the manual page and checking the 
> apt-listchanges does not solve the problem. i.e. you recommend pinning, 
> person reads the manpage, tries pinning and finds out that it was pretty 
> much pointless excercise because it would upgrade large part of the 
> system to unstable. or yet another wording: Adrian Bunk wasn't 
> complaining about system actually upgrading packages but about system 
> trying to upgrade packages.

Ah, then I misunderstood. 

I agree, but I don't really see a better way - for me, pinning works,
but I'm prepared to run a half-unstable system.

Those not wanting to pull libc/unstable etc. should probably just
recompile from source, which becomes ever easier with apt-src and

-- vbi

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