Matt Zimmerman wrote:
On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 03:09:18AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 10:32:17PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote: ] Origin: Nathaniel W. Turner ] Label: Unofficial Snapshot Packages I'd expect the spaces there to cause problems. If they don't, I'm out of ideas too.I don't think that apt cares as far as parsing the file, but I'm not sure that the syntax of apt_preferences would allow these values to be used in pins.
I haven't tried apt 0.6, but apt 0.5 does allow for these values to be used as pins:
pretzalz@Pretzalz:~$ grep -C2 Marillat /etc/apt/preferences Package: * Pin: release o=Christian Marillat Pin-Priority: 401 pretzalz@Pretzalz:~$ apt-cache policy mplayer-k7 mplayer-k7: Installed: 1:1.0-pre3-0.0 Candidate: 1:1.0-pre3-0.0 Version Table: *** 1:1.0-pre3-0.0 0 401 http://marillat.free.fr unstable/main Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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