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Re: Pinning question



On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 22:21:29 +0100, you wrote:

>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, I installed woody's apt, and apt-utils first, as I did read that
potato's apt didn't do pinning.

You're right though, I'm don't think I'll bother with a mixed system,
too much hassle.  One thing I know will work fine, is using the
machine purely as an X terminal, using another faster machine with
more ram to run the actual applications.  Kind of defeats the purpose
of a laptop though I guess, as in that case it would be tied to the
lan to run X.



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