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Re: Debian Lists, USENET & Spam

Thus spake Nori Heikkinen:
> on Sat, 05 Jan 2002 10:07:43PM -0600, Nori Heikkinen insinuated:
> > RTFM: 
> > man procmail
> > http://spamassassin.taint.org/
> > http://spamassassin.taint.org/dist/README
> so of course, having written this, and having rtfm'ed myself, now i
> have a question ...
> from http://spamassassin.taint.org/dist/README:
> " On Debian, you can apt-get it from unstable, thanks to Duncan
> Findlay."
> debian confirms this at
> http://packages.debian.org/unstable/interpreters/spamassassin.html
> so why can't i do:
> orange:~# apt-get install spamassassin/unstable
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> E: Couldn't find package spamassassin/unstable
> ?  am i doing it wrong?  (currently running potato)
> tia, 
> </nori>
To do what you're trying to do, you'll need a newer apt, probably the
one from Woody, and you'll need to set up an apt preferences file that
pins the various distros at different priorities, add unstable (and
maybe Woody to sources.list, upgrade and then install.  It may just be
easier to get the source code from debian.org and build it yourself.
Just take a look at the dependencies before hand to see what else you
need to pull off the site.
Have fun,
The Anglo-Saxon conscience does not prevent the Anglo-Saxon from
sinning, it merely prevents him from enjoying his sin.
		--Salvador De Madariaga

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