Re: freemind [solved]
Thanks, this helped me figure out what was wrong. I had installed the
program "upgrade-system" (from Konflux) to try it out. I believe this
program created the etc/apt/preferences file, which gave high priority
to stable, and low priority to everything else. I don't actually need
this, since the unstable repositories are currently not active in my
sources.list. So, removing upgrade-system, and deleting the preferences
file has returned things back to normal. It's good to know that the
option of having a mixed sources.list exists though.
Look into "apt-pinning". you can "pin" a particular package to a
specific version and control what apt does with it. something like:
Pin: release a=experimental
in your /etc/apt/preferences file should do it. man apt_preferences.
you could also specify a version with