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Re: howto use defaults/preferences to keep to testing ???

On 6/21/03 6:58 AM, "Colin Watson" <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 21, 2003 at 07:20:16AM -0400, Shawn Lamson wrote:
>> On Fri, June 20 at  5:19 PM EDT
>> "Michael D. Schleif" <mds@helices.org> wrote:
>>> Based on the preferences set, I fail to see how my update installs so
>>> much un-stable ?!?!
>> Can I ask why you do $dselect update instead of $apt-get update ?  Maybe
>> dselect looks at /etc/apt/sources.list and doesn't ever
>> look at the /etc/apt/preferences file?
> No. Michael is doing the right thing here. When configured to use apt as
> its access method (as is the default), 'dselect update' runs 'apt-get
> update' and then merges the output into dpkg's available file. I advise
> never using 'apt-get update' directly.
> Cheers,

Just for background info, how does doing Update within aptitude fit into
this system?



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