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Re: apt-get pinning ? - Sarge / Stable - only install certain/specific packages from "testing"

--- Willie Wonka <floydstestemail@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Olafur Jens Sigurdsson wrote:
> > you can just say apt-get update
> > and then apt-get install hdparm and it will install hdparm and upgrade
> > all the packages that hdparm depends on and none else.

> Ok...Great -- will do

Ok...So after I performed the actual upGRADE;

~$ sudo apt-get upgrade

I do this

~$ sudo apt-get install hdparm
	Reading Package Lists... Done
	Building Dependency Tree... Done
	hdparm is already the newest version.
	0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

So obviously I'm still at v6.1, rather than 6.6 (the one I want)

So...I try this (after reading the 'man apt_preferences' pages) and trying to
understand how to make "pinning" work for me...

~$ sudo apt-get install hdparm/testing
	Reading Package Lists... Done
	Building Dependency Tree... Done
	Selected version 6.6-1 (Debian:testing) for hdparm
	Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
	requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
	distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
	or been moved out of Incoming.
	Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
	the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
	that package should be filed.
	The following information may help to resolve the situation:
	The following packages have unmet dependencies:
	hdparm: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6) but 2.3.2.ds1-22sarge3 is to be 	
	E: Broken packages

How can I get hdparm v6.6 installed? It depends on atleast libc6 2.3.6-6...I
suspect my "testing" pinning entries within /etc/apt/preferences are of too low
a priority?? ...or maybe I should/can install libc6 2.3.6-6 *also* - on it's
I understand the need for APT to work the way it does : For ex; Suppose libc6
2.3.6-6 also has other unmet dependencies -- this can quickly turn into a big
mess. I understand that. What would be the correct "debian" way to proceed?

Thanks for your time


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