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Re: Pinning question



On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 23:48:39 -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:

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> On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 09:47:21AM -0500, Rich B wrote:
>> What did I do wrong? I thought my Pin-prioritys would prevent anything 
>> from upgrading to Sid unless I explicitly asked for it.
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> Don't pin between stable and anything newer, or you'll end up just
> having some serious cascading dependencies that will result in you
> running testing or unstable in the end anyway.  See also: apt-pinning
> considered harmful unless you *really* know what it's going to do.
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> Use http://www.apt-get.org/ to find good backports for woody instead.
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I thought pinning seemed dicey when I first read up on it.

Whenever I think of the word "pinning", I have this persistent visual of
how entymologists store insects.

-- 
....................paul

"The number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected."
(The UNIX Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June 1972)




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