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Re: of backports and dist-upgrade

On Wed, 17 Sep 2008, Emmanuel Kasper wrote:
> Keith Edmunds schrieb:
> > On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 15:25:57 +0200, S.Klein@pictura-dp.nl said:
> > 
> >> It will be upgraded to the Lenny version because 0.11.1-2~bpo40+1 is a
> >> lower version number than 0.11.1-2. That's what the '~' is for.
> > 
> > True, but if you do automated updates, be careful - some of the Sarge
> > backports were later upgrade to post-Etch package versions, which caused
> > some problems for people who migrated Sarge->Etch some time after Etch's
> > release. (IMO, backports should NOT do that, but they did and, so far as I
> > know, they have not said they won't do the same in future).
> This is an interesting information. I guess it means if you have debian
> version N installed, as soon as version N+1 is released, you have to
> uncomment backports from your sources list if you don't want to get
> packages from N+2.

That depends on just how well the backport repositories' metadata is set up,
apt can, and DOES track the target release of a package.

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