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Re: A case study of a new user turned off debian

On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 12:47:30AM -0500, Greg Stark said
> or perhaps a little less automatic,
> apt-cache show libc6
> to list the available revisions then explicitly
> apt-get install libc6:2.3.2-8

With a s/:/=/ and a sources.list line pointing at sid, say, two days ago
on http://snapshot.debian.net/, this would have worked.  If the Debian
Reference doesn't mention this, it certainly should, but this is
something that your friend could have solved by asking another Debian
user IRL, on debian-user or on IRC.  When people say "newbies shouldn't
use unstable", they're not (generally) being elitist, it's shorthand for
"newbies won't know about the tools they need to fix their systems when
unstable goes bad".

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