Re: Upgrading already installed gnome2 stuff
On Sat, Oct 19, 2002 at 05:27:03PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Le Sat, Oct 19, 2002 at 04:55:33PM +0200, Stefan Schwandter écrivait:
> > It's really easy to upgrade to gnome2 from unstable following the
> > instructions on http://people.debian.org/~walters/gnome2.html . But
> > today i realized that there doesn't seem to be a really convenient way
> > to upgrade from the experimental gnome2 packages to newer versions in
> > experimental. If you don't want to update all your packages to
> > experimental you have to a dry run of apt-get upgrade to look which
> > packages are newer in experimental and then to explicitely list the
> > gnome packages on an apt-get install line (f.e. apt-get install eog
> > gnome-utils gnome-session).
> > Or am I missing something here?
> Yes. Apt pinning it is called.
> First you install Gnome2 with something like :
> $ sudo apt-get install -t experimental gnome
> Then you have all the Gnome2 packages from experimental. To make sure
> that they are upgraded with apt-get dist-upgrade (or upgrade) you have
> to adjust the priority associated to experimental by editing
> /etc/apt/preferences. Here I have :
> | Package: *
> | Pin: release a=experimental
> | Pin-Priority: 400
> ( "| " is just to mark the citation, you should not copy it of course)
This will pin only the experimental packages already installed on your
box, right, not other experimental package were you have the
non-experimental packages installed ?