Re: apt-get unstable question
I found a good beginners link to pinning.
Greg Madden wrote:
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> On Thursday 13 November 2003 10:00 am, Rick Weinbender wrote:
> > 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.
> > Thanks,
> > -Rick
> The method you are refering to is called 'pinning'. You need a
> '/etc/apt/preferences' file listing the versions of Debian you want to
> use. There is a man page for apt_preferences, though people have posted
> versions of that file to this list. If you install a package from
> unstable you will also have to upgrade the libc6 libraries and maybe
> other depends. I would try to build the package for Woody using
> 'apt-get source -b <package name>'. You will need to have unstable
> sources in your '/etc/sources.list' file.
> - --
> Greg Madden
> Debian GNU/Linux
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