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
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 :)