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Re: EOL of KDE SC 4.4.2 in qt-kde.debian.net

On 2010-04-10 Modestas Vainius wrote:
> No unless you want to list all KDE SC 4.4 binary packages in
> /etc/apt/preferences (one entry for each package, 400+ in total).
No not really.
> Never pin whole experimental higher than unstable.
Didn't think it was a good idea, but wanted to try it out anyway. Now I know I shouldn't do that ;-)
> Therefore you should tweak aptitude in such a way that the first solution
> would be the one you want.
I've noticed that you know quite a number of advanced aptitude tricks, like the ones you give below 
and were available on http://qt-kde.debian.net/.
Where did you learn those tricks?
> In order to upgrade existing KDE 4.3.4 installation, something like this
> should work (untested):
I think it should be doable by installing KDE 4.3 and upgrading it in the interactive stage, thanks.
> For new installations:
> # aptitude -t experimental install kde-standard
live-helper doesn't support constructs like "-t experimental" (in non-interactive mode anyway).
But with apt-preferences, pinning and the like most if not all of it should be possible.
Quite a learning curve, but should be interesting.

Thanks for the help,


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