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Re: apt and preferences

On Sat, Oct 19, 2002 at 01:17:39PM -0400, Craig Longman wrote:
> first off, in the apt-howto, they say that when running a mixed system,
> you need to edit the /etc/apt/apt.conf file and add this line:
>   APT::Default-Release "stable";
> unfortunately, i don't see an apt.conf file in that directory.  i found
> a file named /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70debconf though, and adding that line
> in there seemed to work.  is this dangerous?  should i just create an
> apt.conf file and put my custom stuff in there?

Create your own apt.conf file. Your approach isn't dangerous as such,
but may make upgrading more complicated than it needs to be.

[snip - sorry, the intricacies of /etc/apt/preferences are unfortunately
beyond me]

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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