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Re: dselect

Thomas Gies <thomas.gies@gmx.de> writes:

> Why does dselect update packages from unstable even if I put
> APT::Default-Release "testing";
> in my apt.conf?

Because dselect isn't terribly cognizant of APT; dselect was written
first, and doesn't really understand why one would have multiple
available versions of the same package, so it just picks the newest
one ("unstable").  If you're looking for a CUI dpkg frontend that
understands more of what APT is up to, you might look at aptitude.

David Maze         dmaze@debian.org      http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
"Theoretical politics is interesting.  Politicking should be illegal."
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