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Re: pbuilder on experimental

On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 11:11, James Curbo wrote:
> Ondřej Surý wrote:
> > 
> > I am trying to use pbuilder on experimental distribution 

I appreciate that a lot. I'm sure it'll help improve the quality of your
packages even further.

> > and I got stuck.  Pbuilder is still trying to use packages from unstable, 
> > so some packages (gnome-keyring) are uninstalable.


> I created a somewhat liberal /etc/apt/preferences file that gave 
> experimental priority and ran 'pbuilder create' which built a functioning 
> experimental pbuilder. The only problem is that it pulls in ALL of 
> experimental which is probably not a good idea.

Hasn't been a problem here so far, but if you don't want it, use local
repositories for the build dependencies.

> I'm in 'doze right now and can't remember the priority I gave 
> experimental but I think it was 501.

I use

APT::Default-Release "experimental";

in /etc/apt/apt.conf.

> Word of warning: pin apt to its unstable version. The version in 
> experimental is based on apt-secure and I got errors from it while 
> trying to update the pbuilder image.

I use

APT::Get::AllowUnauthenticated "true";

for now.

> I used the above process to build a deb of gnome-netstatus-applet with 
> no problem but have yet to try it on anything more complicated (I need 
> to try it with glade)

Has been working fine here with all GNOME 2.6 packages I've tried,
except for their bugs. :\

Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
Libre software enthusiast    |   http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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