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Re: OpenOffice on Mac G4

This is how to grab the listings for both testing and unstable but then
make the default for any apt-get action set to a specific release (in my
case 'testing'):

man apt-get has the two entries I referred to together:
       This  option controls the default input to the policy engine, it
       creates a default  pin  at  priority  990  using  the specified
       release  string.  The preferences file may further override this
       setting. In short, this option lets you have simple control over
       which  distribution packages will be retrieved from. Some common
       examples might be -t '2.1*' or -t unstable.  Configuration Item:


deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main  
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ unstable main  
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main  
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main
deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main


APT::Default-Release "testing";

On 03/06/03, Clive Menzies (clive@clivemenzies.co.uk) wrote:
> Hi Rory
> On (02/06/03 23:38), Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:
> > You can have both stable and testing in your sources and then set your
> > apt default to use (say) stable, and your installation will remain at
> > that level unless you specify another with a line like "apt-get -t
> > testing <package-name>.
> > 
> > I can send you more specifics if you want. I'm not on my ibook at the
> > moment...
> Thanks - that would be useful - I looked in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d and that didn't
> seem the obvious place to set apt default.
> Regards
> Clive

Rory Campbell-Lange 

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