my sources.list file contains
- 3 deb lines for my older 3 Debian CDs with Sid from which I usually
- a deb line for Sid on a ftp mirror (ftp.cz.debian.org)
Having a slow Internet connection, I want to set /etc/apt/preferences so
that packages from the CDs have a greater priority that those on the
network. So I put in preferences:
Pin: origin ftp.cz.debian.org
IMHO this should set a priority of 500 for all packages from the ftp
mirror. However, when I do a "apt-cache policy", I get:
... lines for the cdroms, priority 990 ...
990 ftp://ftp.cz.debian.org unstable/main Packages
990 ftp://ftp.cz.debian.org unstable/contrib Packages
So the priority of the network packages still is 990. Also, when I try
to install a package, APT would always install the newest version from
Could please anyone explain why? Thank you for any help.