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Re: Pinning question

On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 10:00:11 -0600 Ryan Walters wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 11:29:49 +0100, you wrote:
> >On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 14:24:54 -0600 Ryan Walters wrote:
> >> Hi, I've been trying to figure this out for a few days now, and can't
> >> seem to get it to work.   I want to pin not based on [stable, testing,
> >> unstable], but based on distribution release, in my case, [woody,
> >> potato].
> >> ...
> >> This however didn't change anything, it still wanted to take all the
> >> woody versions of packages, the same as before the preferences file
> >> existed.
> >
> >Try pinning woody below 100.
> I had tried that too, but since the apt/preferences file doesn't seem
> to have any effect, changing the pinning number doesn't do anything
> ...

Just remembered that potato's apt may not yet be aware of apt pinning.
Is that the version you have?

No more ideas, I'm afraid.

Anyway, as I said in another post, I *strongly* advise you *not* to use
apt pinning on a stable distribution.

Carlos Sousa

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