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Re: python-gtk in woody

On Sun, Feb 17, 2002 at 06:43:51PM -0500, Rick Pasotto wrote:
| On Sun, Feb 17, 2002 at 12:33:22PM -0500, dman wrote:
| > On Sun, Feb 17, 2002 at 12:00:18PM -0500, Rick Pasotto wrote:

| > | Why do 'apt-get install' and 'apt-cache show' give different results?
| > 
| > 'apt-cache show' will show the details of all the available versions.
| > If you just want to see which versions are available and what you've
| > set your preferences to, try 'apt-cache policy'.  Perhaps you've set
| > potato at a higher priority than woody, thus you're (unintentionally)
| > trying to install the potato version.
| What preferences? In the apt-howto there is a mention of
| /etc/apt/preferences (which doesn't exist on my system) but all it talks
| about is downgrading.

Yes, those preferences.  Mine is :

Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: *
Pin: release a=stable
Pin-Priority: 500

Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 95

IOW, if a package exists in testing, it is the most preferred.  Next
it stable.  Following that is already installed stuff (priority = 100)
and unstable will never be preferred unless the package exists nowhere

| 'apt-cache policy' shows everything as 500. The only potato entries in
| my sources.list are to security.debian.org. All the other entries are
| for 'testing'.

Hmm, odd.  What version does 'apt-cache policy' show you?  Is it



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