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Re: apt-get unstable question

I did try editing my sources.list file,
(commenting out all stable sources, then adding 2 lines of unstable)
then running apt-get update.
This seems to work when I run 'apt-get install tmda'.
When I put back my old stable sources.list the way it was and
run apt-get update, I get lots of error messages that scroll by.
Messages like,  'cannot stat source....'
(should I be concerned about this?, can I somehow clean this up?)
I've got the following for an apt.conf like file:
which has one line that starts out.
Should I create the /etc/apt/apt.conf file manually?


Gary Hennigan wrote:

> "Rick Weinbender" <rwein@central-ph.k12.mo.us> writes:
> > I'm running the current stable version
> > and I need to install a package from
> > an unstable source (tmda ver.0.86).
> > (the unstable package does work with woody).
> > *
> > Is there a way to install an unstable package on
> > stable distro from the command line.
> > *
> > Someone suggested 'apt-get -t unstable install tmda'.
> > I tried this but it didn't work.
> > Does anyone know if this is possible and the proper syntax.
> Do you have a /etc/apt/sources.list file that contains pointers to the
> unstable distro?
> Here's a excerpt from mine:
>   deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian woody main contrib non-free
>   deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian sarge main contrib non-free
>   deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian sid main contrib non-free
> I list all 3 releases, by name (woody = stable, sarge = testing, sid =
> unstable).
> Once you have that you'll want to tell apt the main release you
> want. Do that by editing /etc/apt/apt.conf and putting a line like:
>   APT::Default-Release "stable";
> in it.
> Gary
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