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Re: Disappearance of experimental packages in dselect

On Dec 2, 2003, at 11:10 AM, Michel Dänzer wrote:

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:

	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?

Yep, it says 1. At one point, to force dselect to show me the experimental packages, I had edited my sources.list to have only http://http.us.debian.org ../project/experimental/main. Could that have given it the value of 1 that you seem to find unusual?

Barry C. Hawkins
All Things Computed
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