Re: dselect updating when Debian config changes
> On Wed, 15 Sep 1999, Michael Talbot-Wilson wrote:
> > G'day, all.
> > How can I prevent dselect from downloading packages that are already
> > installed, merely because the Debian version has changed?
> The way I use is apt-get instead of dselect that way only the packages you
> want get upgraded and/or installed and it keeps everything functional.
> just these 2 lines solved a lot of hassle...
> apt-get install packagename
> apt-get remove packagename
Is there some easy way to maintain a "half-unstable" machine
For a while, I had slink with a 2.2 kernel and a few packages
from potato (the ones required for the 2.2 kernel, plus the
newest versions of g++, glibc, python, and all dependent
packages). I "manually" downloaded the debs from unstable that I
wanted and installed them using dpkg -i.
Now, I've totally upgraded to potato, so this is kinda moot, but
I still wonder: is there some sort of magic I could have done
with apt-get, sources.list, shell scripts, etc. to automatically
keep updating the desired unstable packages while still leaving
the slink parts intact? (Putting things on hold didn't seem to