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Re: Pinning question

On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 04:28:28PM -0500, Paul Morgan wrote:
> On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 23:48:39 -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
> > Use http://www.apt-get.org/ to find good backports for woody
> > instead.
> 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.

Blanket statements like the above aren't usually incorrect.  I using
pinning in one form or another on the majority of my systems, quite a
few of which are stable.  Pinning is a very useful feature, you just
need to be aware of what it is doing.

Jamin W. Collins

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. --Aldous Huxley,
"Proper Studies", 1927

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