Re: smooth upgrades
On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 09:56:29AM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 10:42:33AM +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 07:14:08PM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > > you'll have to check the version numbers of a few things. I don't know
> > > how apt behaves if you don't specify a default distribution when there
> > > are multiple sources. for example, I have my apt_preferences set for
> > > "sid" on this machine as follows:
> > >
> > > APT::Default-Release "sid";
> > >
> > > on another machine I have it set in apt.conf, which is probably
> > > wrong.
> > Actually that's the correct one.
> yeah, I see that now.
> > http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-apt-get.en.html#s-default-version
> > And it also doesn't work with codenames.
> that one is news to me. I certainly get no errors.
I know. I noticed that only because of changed behaviour. On a different
machine I am running stable mixed with testing. When I set it up the
first time I did it exactly as in the APT-HOWTO. Recently I was doing
some changes and I changed "stable" to "sarge" and suddenly 'aptitude
dist-upgrade' wanted to upgrade everything to testing, ignoring the
Default-Release option. Or at least this is how I recall it. Can't test
right now because the hdd is broken :(
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.