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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.

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

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