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