Re: Bits from the experimental autobuilder team (or: For Those Who Care About Experimental...)
Goswin von Brederlow <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm thinking more of extending the capabilities of apt itself for 2
> apt-get install foo (>= 1.2-3)
> apt-get install foo>=1.2-3
> Sort the known versions of foo according to pin and version like now
> but then, instead of picking the top one, pick the first one
> fullfilling the version requirement. This could be foo=2.0-5.
That sounds sensible.
> apt-get install foo
> and foo Depends: bar (>= 1.2-3)
> Install bar >= 1.2-3 even if it is not the top candidate. This should
> be just like
> apt-get install foo bar (>= 1.2-3)
Without further precautions, this would make life harder for people who
currently use pinning. If a package is broken, because it depends on
stuff only in experimental, it would just install the experimental
version, but I'd rather have a warning here.
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