Re: Disappearance of experimental packages in dselect
On Dec 2, 2003, at 8:23 PM, Michel Dänzer wrote:
On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 23:03, Barry Hawkins wrote:
On Dec 2, 2003, at 11:43 AM, Michel Dänzer wrote:
On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 17:31, Barry Hawkins wrote:
On Dec 2, 2003, at 11:10 AM, Michel Dänzer wrote:
On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 16:37, Barry Hawkins wrote:
localhost:~# apt-cache policy xserver-xfree86
1 ftp://ftp.debian.org main/binary-powerpc/ Packages
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?
Ah, possibly. You should probably revert to the canonical form.
Well, I guess this begs the question: "What does it mean to 'revert
the canonical form'?"
I meant the canonical form of the sources.list lines, but I misread
of the above, so that can probably be ignored; I have no idea why it's
basically. :\ Then again, I'm not even sure it matters...
As for the front end I am using, for now I am still speaking of
Which may still not support multiple package versions, in which case I
wouldn't expect to find anything about them in its documentation...
If dselect is so poor, why is it the default recommendation on all the
Tradition, and I think aptitude didn't quite make it to be usable
for woody. AFAIK this will change for sarge though.
[...] have since read the following man pages: dselect, sources.list,
dpkg, apt-get, deb, and apt-cache.
So far the only reference to specifying a specific version of a
has been in the apt-get man page, where it mentions
and its use for "pinning".
Pinning is the most powerful and complex way; as I hinted in an earlier
post, -t/--target-release/--default-release is another way, there's
package/distribution to select the distribution for a single package.
Thanks, I will try your original suggestion first.
Barry C. Hawkins
All Things Computed