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Re: Logging practices (and why does it suck in Debian?)

On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 05:07:47PM +0200, Janto Trappe wrote:
> # apt-cache show console-log
> W: Unable to locate package console-log
> I use potato, bigfoot is woody, right? ;)

 Ah, sorry.  bigfoot is running unstable, actually.  Some of my other
machines run testing, but I've got the unstable package repository in my
sources.list (and Default-Release "testing"; in /etc/apt/apt.conf, so
unstable doesn't get used by default, but I can install packages from it.
see apt-preferences(8).  I just found this feature in apt a couple weeks
ago, and I love it. :)

 I've got apt version 0.5.3 on my system running woody/testing.  Even if you
leave the rest of the system at potato, you might want to update to a new apt.

> I have already but it's not easy to find a package which is not
> available. ;)

 packages.debian.org has a search that lets you easily search for stuff that
isn't immediately available for install on the machine you're using.

#define X(x,y) x##y
Peter Cordes ;  e-mail: X(peter@llama.nslug. , ns.ca)

"The gods confound the man who first found out how to distinguish the hours!
 Confound him, too, who in this place set up a sundial, to cut and hack
 my day so wretchedly into small pieces!" -- Plautus, 200 BCE

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