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Re: Please document: Upgrade problems with apt pinning

On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 01:53:28AM +0200, Claus Fischer wrote:
> In the upcoming sarge release and upgrade docs, please
> remind people to turn off apt pinning.
> *****
> I had "upgraded" a machine from woody to sarge but
> forgot to remove my apt pinning in /etc/apt/preferences,
> which was intended to run a few packages from
> testing on woody.
> A few days later, for some reasons I thought the
> machine had been upgraded already, and it took me
> a while to find out why a few packages would remain
> at an older version.
> This is not easy to detect if there are only a few
> old packages from woody. A specific note in the
> upgrade documentation would help others avoid
> those pitfalls.

This is an issue for whoever at debian-doc is doing the release notes.
(Is it still Rob Bradford?)

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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