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Re: pinning a package in backports

I probably misread the documentation.

I've created config/archives/backports.list.chroot and added this line:
deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy-backports main

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 <fede@inventati.org> 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: but 1: 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
Pin-Priority: 999

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

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