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Re: dselect



On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 06:41:33PM -0400, David Z Maze wrote:
> 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.
> 
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I think I found it. When I added the unstable sources, dselect contained
two gnumerics. I accidentaly installed the version, that is only
available in unstable.

Perhaps the best solution is to remove the unstable sources after
installing the desired packages.

Thomas
-- 
Die Welt ist kunterbunt, mein Arsch wiegt 180 Pfund. - Hans Peter Gies, 1989 

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