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Re: APT Strange Behaviour (Priorities)

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 04:48:36PM +0200, Marko Randjelovic <marel@sbb.rs> was heard to say:
> Thanks, Daniel, for this helpful information.
> I just discovered another similar paradox. I tried to get source package for pidgin from backports.org. That repository
> was explicitly pinned at 500 and testing at 290. But, look
> main:~# apt-get source pidgin
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> Need to get 13.2MB of source archives.
> Get:1 http://ftp2.de.debian.org testing/main pidgin 2.4.3-1 (dsc) [1800B]
> Get:2 http://ftp2.de.debian.org testing/main pidgin 2.4.3-1 (tar) [13.1MB]
> Get:3 http://ftp2.de.debian.org testing/main pidgin 2.4.3-1 (diff) [59.0kB]
> Fetched 13.2MB in 8m46s (25.0kB/s)
> gpg: Signature made Wed 02 Jul 2008 07:21:28 PM CEST using DSA key ID B70E403B
> gpg: Can't check signature: public key not found
> dpkg-source: extracting pidgin in pidgin-2.4.3
> dpkg-source: unpacking pidgin_2.4.3.orig.tar.gz
> dpkg-source: applying ./pidgin_2.4.3-1.diff.gz
> So, it is downloading from testing, although it has lower priority. How could I make it chose backports.org?

  I don't have time to check, but I bet that "source" is ignoring
priorities.  You should be able to select it explicitly with
"apt-get source pidgin/etch-backports" or "apt-get source pidgin=<version>".


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