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Re: ARGH! "Frozen" is back....

On Wed, Feb 09, 2000 at 05:20:46PM -0700, Gary Hennigan wrote:
> Mike Werner <reznaeous@earthlink.net> writes:
> > Why not just point apt at the *name* of the release that you want?
> > 
> > deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian potato main contrib non-free
> > deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US potato/non-US main contrib non-free
> > 
> > This way you don't have to worry about it.
> I assume this works fine now, with apt, because I've seen a couple of
> people recommend it, but there used to be a problem with this method
> because the "Packages" file referred to the the "status" release name,
> eg., stable, frozen, unstable, rather than the name. I know the
> Packages file still does this, eg.,
> Package: 3dchess
> ...
> Filename: dists/frozen/main/binary-i386/games/3dchess_0.8.1-4.deb
>                 ^^^^^^
> but perhaps apt-get can "figure it out"? Maybe the trouble I
> experienced came before the apt-get days?

That I do not know, as I only recently switched to Debian (to be
slightly more specific it was right after Slink became available
on CD from the usual vendors - LinuxMall / CheapBytes as in).  What
I do know is the the two lines I quoted are the only active lines
in my /etc/apt/sources.conf (IOW all other lines are comments) and
it works just fine.

When I first started with Debian, I did use dselect some.  But since
discovering apt I've not even touched dselect once.  Definite kudos
to the folks that developed / maintain apt.
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