Re: Getting a Higher Version w/out upgrading
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> When thinking about this, I wonder: Is there a way to easily specify and add
> versions later than in stable for only specific packages? In other words, is
> there some way I can do an apt-get and specify Perl 5.8 (assuming it's
> already packaged) without having to move to the testing or unstable branch?
Add the following line to /etc/apt/apt.conf:
With this, apt-get will default to installing packages from stable. To
install a more up-to-date .deb if available, simply throw in '-t testing' or
'-t unstable' as an argument to apt-get. Works brilliantly.
You will of course have to track the branch you want to pull in packages
For easy version comparison, I'd suggest installing 'apt-show-versions':
~ $ apt-show-versions -a -p perl
perl 5.8.0-14 install ok installed
perl 5.6.1-7 stable
No testing version
perl 5.8.0-14 unstable
perl/unstable uptodate 5.8.0-14
'No testing version' because I don't track testing.