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Re: Aptitude?

On Monday 21 February 2005 12:15, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> * Anders Ellenshøj Andersen [Mon, 21 Feb 2005 17:12:33 +0100]:
> > Get the old package from whatever source is available. Install it with
> > dpkg -i packagename. Start aptitude, find the package and press =. That's
> > it. The package is marked as held and will not be updated.
>   Just FYI, if you press 'F' instead of '=', aptitude will prevent the
>   bad version from being installed, but will upgrade when another one
>   comes available (e.g., if you install 1.0-2 and is broken, revert to
>   1.0-1 and press 'F', aptitude will install 1.0-3 when it becomes
>   available.)
>   'F' stands for forbid-version.

lol.  if the people who _like_ aptitude don't realize this, how do you ever 
convert people?  (I knew about F, but couldn't seem to get it to work, 
either, so maybe my problem is with the way I'm trying to do upgrades).

> --
> The easy way is the wrong way, and the hard way is the stupid way. Pick
> one.

Describing aptitude?

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