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Re: Histogram of ages of packages incrementally installed over 15 years

Hi Phillip,

On 07/14/11 11:06, Phillip Susi wrote:
> Wait a minute, you mean to say that you have
> packages installed that have not seen an update
> in 10+ years?

Yes, that's right.

> How can that be?

I haven't upgraded from one entire distribution to
another for a long time.

Instead, I put 

    deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free



for the unstable distribution. 

When I wanted to try a new package, or a newer
version of one that's already installed, I did
something like

    $ apt-get install <package-name>

That installed or upgraded the package I was
interested in, and the packages it depended on,
while leaving other packages unchanged.

Does that make sense?

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