Re: Disappearance of experimental packages in dselect
On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 16:37, Barry Hawkins wrote:
> On Dec 2, 2003, at 7:50 AM, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 04:52, Barry Hawkins wrote:
> >> The problem is that the xserver and xfree86 packages for 184.108.40.206 are
> >> no longer appearing in dselect.
> >> Any idea what I might be doing wrong?
> > You're using dselect. :) Seriously though, if
> > apt-cache policy xserver-xfree86
> > shows the experimental version, I recommend trying an APT frontend like
> > aptitude.
> Thanks for the suggestion. Here is the output of the command you
> localhost:~# apt-cache policy xserver-xfree86
> Installed: (none)
> Candidate: 4.2.1-14
> Version Table:
> 4.3.0-0pre1v4 0
> 1 ftp://ftp.debian.org main/binary-powerpc/ Packages
> 1 http://http.us.debian.org ../project/experimental/main
> 4.2.1-14 0
> 500 http://http.us.debian.org unstable/main Packages
> 500 ftp://debian.mirrors.pair.com unstable/main Packages
> So, when one has two versions of a package, how does said one imply
> the installation of a particular version?
Depends on the frontend, please read the documentation for the one you
use. To get the current xserver-xfree86 from experimental, you can try
aptitude -t experimental install xserver-xfree86
apt-get -t experimental install xserver-xfree86
> Also, what are those integers prefacing the URIs beneath the version
> numbers, 1 and 500?
It's the priority, man apt_preferences.
BTW, does it really say 1, not 100?
> I have to wait until tonight to install aptitude. Is it really that much
> better at dealing with my issue than dselect?
Yes, at least last time I used dselect (been quite a while, I have to
admit :), it couldn't deal with multiple package versions at all.
Earthling Michel Dänzer | Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
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