Re: pinning a package in backports
I probably misread the documentation.
I've created config/archives/backports.list.chroot and added this line:
It works perfectly and I don't need the "--backports true" option below.
The reason why I tried that option is that I thought that it would have been better than adding manually a specific repository URL. Because the installer may have set the relevant mirror url based on the choice made during installation.
Anyway, it works and http.debian.net is a good solution.
Il gio, mar 27, 2014 at 8:32 , Federico Bruni <email@example.com> ha scritto:
As far as I can see, the backports repository is checked by default and I don't need to add anything in auto/config.
I'm struggling with pinning the 1.8 version of Git present in wheezy-backports.
This is the error:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
git : Depends: git-man (> 1:22.214.171.124) but 1:126.96.36.199-1+wheezy1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
My config/apt/preferences contains these lines:
Package: git git-*
Pin: release a=wheezy-backports
The same occurs if I add in auto/config:
--backports true \
but I think that this option is redundant, since I see that apt donwloads the indexes from wheezy-backports.
Thanks in advance