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Re: Mixed testing/unstable: make unstable packages wait for testing?



On Sun, May 04, 2003 at 09:49:30PM +0200, Steinar Bang wrote:
> >>>>> Jerome Acks Jr <jracksjr@bellatlantic.net>:
> 
> > You could also set unstable pin-priority to 100. This setting will
> > allow upgrades to packages from unstable as new ones become
> > available but will prevent additional packages from unstable from
> > being installed automatically when you do an apt-get upgrade. When
> > the unstable package enters testing, it will be tracked from that
> > point as a testing package.
> 
> Just tried it.  The behaviour I see with an unstable pin-priority of
> 100, is very similar to what I had without these settings in the
> preferences file, and with
> 	APT::Default-Release "testing";
> in the apt.conf file.
> 
> With the preferences settings you have shown me, can I lose the
> APT::Default-Release setting?  (ie. do the two, do the same thing?)

As far as I know, 'APT::Default-Release "testing"' is equivalent to 
pin-priority 990. 

> 
> Thanx!
> 
> 
> - Steinar
> 
> 
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Jerome

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