Re: Configuring /etc/apt/preferences
Vincent Lefevre wrote:
On 2004-04-23 20:39:27 +0200, Andrei Badea wrote:
I tried to change /etc/apt/preferences to this (one single rule):
Pin: origin ftp.cz.debian.org
in order to increase the priority, just to see what would happen.
Unfortunately nothing, on apt-cache policy I get the same list that I
posted before. All sources have the same priority 990. Maybe the
"origin" syntax is wrong?
You probably need the scheme too (e.g. ftp://ftp.cz.debian.org)
and possibly more (the full path after "deb" or "seb-src" in
/etc/apt/sources.list). But I've never tried.
I've tried both the scheme and path, only the scheme and only the full
path, with and without double quotes. Nothing seems to work.
I avoid that by not using any target release in apt.conf, as it is
useless (and possibly harmful[*]) when using preferences.
[*] For instance, this could prevent security updates from being applied.
I run this on my home computer, where I've switched to unstable
immediately after installing Woody. So I guess there aren't security
updates for me anyway since unstable is not supported by the security
team (but please correct me if I'm wrong).