Re: A tool for tracking masked updates to stable packages
Frans Pop wrote:
However, I would actually prefer this to be integrated in the regular
package management frontends (e.g. aptitude) rather than a separate tool.
aptitude will show that different versions of a package are available.
Unfortunately it won't show where these different versions come from, so
it isn't always easy to, say pick the testing version if you have
multiple sources. Sometimes I accidentally pick the package by its
unstable name without realising the name has changed and wonder why I
have problems trying to install it. As I result I often create a new
shell so I can use the following:
 'apt-cache policy <package>' essentially already does ordering