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Re: apt-get: upgrade one package to particular version?

On Wed, Jul 21, 1999 at 08:56:31PM -0400, Carl Fink wrote:
> I've installed apt-get.  It works great . . but.  (You knew there was
> a "but" coming, right?)
> If I want to upgrade one package, e.g. icewm, to the version in
> unstable, 

Don't upgrade one only package from potato because  potato depends on
glibc2.1 and some packages on perl5.005.

>the only way the man page seems to permit would be to edit
> /etc/apt/sources.list so apt would look for *everything* in unstable,
> install that one package, then re-edit the file . . . which would also
> require running "apt-get update" twice, right? 

You can get some hinst from /usr/doc/apt/users-guide.html.

> The man page makes it clear that you can't give apt a version number,
> so is there any other way to tell it "I just want this one package
> from unstable, not everything."?
> For that matter, what if I wanted an *older* version for some reason?
> Would I have to specify that in sources.list as well?

dpkg -i ... your friend :)


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