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Re: mixing potato with a bit of woody...

On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 04:49:23PM -0500, Sean Richardson wrote:
> I guess my question was is there a way to tell apt-get to use woody for
> some packages and potato for others...without manually switching my
> sources.list every time between potato and woody.

I use a little script called unstable-apt-get which automates this;

--------- cut here
#! /bin/bash
# -*- sh -*-

perl -pi.bak -e 's/^##(deb.*unstable)/$1/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get $@
perl -pi.bak -e 's/^(deb.*unstable)/##$1/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
--------- cut here

This way I can safely use plain "apt-get dist-upgrade" and apt will ignore
unstable, but I can "unstable-apt-get install foo" and get the bleeding
edge version of foo.

your pal dave

Dave Thayer
Denver, Colorado USA

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