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Re: Incorporating testing or unstable



Hi,
> Can anyone tell me the process by which I might incorporate
[...]
> specific- instances of testing packages but on the whole remain
> at stable.

  First, create an /etc/apt/preferences file, and put something like this in 
it:

#------------------------------
Package: *
Pin: release a=stable
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: *
Pin: release o=testing
Pin-Priority: 500

Package: *
Pin: release o=unstable
Pin-Priority: 1
#------------------------------


  Now, once you put that in there, add a testing and/or unstable mirror to 
your sources.list file. By doing this, apt-get should default to stable, then 
to testing, then finally to unstable.
  To grab something from a specific version - say unstable - you can do this:

  apt-get install -t unstable [packagename]
 
  -Tim

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