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Re: apt/pins: Why does apt try to downgrade?



On Sun, May 19, 2002 at 07:25:59AM -0700, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> Short answer: Use pin of 90 instead of 700 for mozilla-browser and
> others in /etc/apt/preferences.

Won't that prevent upgrades when mozilla-browser_2:1+rc2-3 is
available in unstable? What I want is: use some packages from unstable
iff they are newer than the currently installed version.

I don't understand why apt tries to downgrade. I have three versions of
Mozilla:

dist      version     priority

testing   2:0.9.9-6   500
unstable  2:1+rc2-2   700
"local"   2:1+rc2-2.1 100

I know that 700 > 500 > 100, but as 2:1+rc2-2.1 > 2:1+rc2-2  apt has
to downgrade mozilla in order to get the version from unstable, which it
should only do for priorities > 1000 (according to the manpage).

Thanks
Thomas
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