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Re: /etc/apt/preferences (was: Bug#354674: What on earth?)

On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 09:29:14 +0200, Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> said:

> On Sun, 16 Apr 2006 19:19:40 +0200, Pierre HABOUZIT
> <madcoder@debian.org> wrote:
>> it's already quite penible to use experimental (to avoid to pull
>> every single experimental package, you have to edit your
>> /etc/apt/preferences,

> Furthermore, /etc/apt/preferences doesn't allow wildcarded package
> names - it's either "the complete distribution" or "a single package
> per stanza", which is a major annoyance.

I use:

Package: *
Pin: release a=experimental
Pin-Priority: 101

which results in packages that I installed from experimental
automatically tracking experimental, while all the other packages track
sid.  I don't quite understand exactly why it works...

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