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

> From: "Gary Hennigan" <glhenni@sandia.gov>

> > 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?

The problem still seems to exist if you try to mirror the releases
locally and then install from that.

Daniel Barclay
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