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
1 ftp://ftp.debian.org main/binary-powerpc/ Packages
1 http://http.us.debian.org ../project/experimental/main
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