Re: apt-get dist-upgrade doesn't downgrade to stable
On Wed, 2003-01-22 at 12:22, Lloyd Zusman wrote:
> Simon Law <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 06:15:53PM +0200, Mohammed Sameer wrote:
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> >> Hi,
> >> I have a mixed system (stable+unstable) and wanted to downgrade to stable.
> >> here's my /etc/apt/preferences
> >> Package: *
> >> Pin: release a=stable
> >> Pin-Priority: 1001
> >> and /etc/apt/apt.conf
> >> APT::Default-Release "stable";
> > Make sure you have stable in your sources.list. Take out
> > APT::Default-Release "stable";. Then "apt-get update && apt-get -t
> > stable dist-upgrade". You should see it downgrade.
> > Simon
> I had a similar problem, and so I appreciate this information. But my
> understanding is still a bit shaky. Could someone point me to an
> appropriate doc which explains why `APT::Default-Release "stable";' has
> to be removed from /etc/apt/apt.conf' in order for the downgrade to take
> place? ... or else perhaps could someone post a short explanation here?
> Since we are talking about downgrading to `stable', I don't understand
> why the presence of `APT::Default-Release "stable";' would prevent that.
> Lloyd Zusman
I just tried exactly what Mohammed said he did and my testing/unstable
machine wanted to remove 176 packages and downgrade 586 to stable. I
also tried it with apt.conf set to testing with the same results. The
preferences file seems to have priority over the apt.conf file.
Dale Hair <email@example.com>