Re: Debian policy about "experimental" ?
On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 10:01:40PM +0200, jjluza <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> Le Dimanche 21 Septembre 2003 20:14, Simon Law a écrit :
> > On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 08:09:57PM +0200, jjluza wrote:
> > > The announcement tells we should get out "-snapshot" from the name of
> > > the package, before puting it in experimental. So there is no
> > > difference in the package name anymore. So now, since cvs package
> > > version is 0.0.date, apt always ask for upgrading to an older version
> > > (the stable one : 1.4 for mozilla).
> > >
> > > I'm right, or do I make a mistake ? If I'm right, What is the solution ?
> > Apt supports pinning. See man apt_preferences for more details.
> > Simon
> Yes, I know this solution, but in fact, I asked for a solution in debian
> policy, without needing to edit a file, what -snapshot allowed.
> But maybe there is no other solution ?
Well, you could always make the snapshot's version larger than the
non-snapshot version. I think some packages use stuff like 1.4+cvs0.0.date.
Then you get the reverse problem going from experimental to unstable, of
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