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

On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 11:03:01PM -0300, Peter Cordes wrote:
>  Yeah, I noticed that.  Even between testing and unstable, some unstable
> packages require libc6 >= unstable's version so I get the unstable libc.
> The biggest problem here is that to tell apt you only want the unstable
> version of a package so you can use some other package, you have to pin it
> with the preferences file.  If you don't, then apt will track the unstable
> version of that package, even if that isn't needed to keep the unstable
> version of some other package happy.  Sometimes, you can just wait a bit and
> testing will catch up with where unstable was, and apt should just upgrade
> to the newest testing version.

You can solve this problem by pinning unstable to a priority under 100 in the
preferences file (see the manpage for details).

James Deikun, Techie(tm), CSI Multimedia
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