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Re: How to get Xen working on the latest Debian testing (squeeze)

On 05/06/2010 05:42 AM, Drew Paschal wrote:
Could someone provide me with the information to get the sid packages? I know it is a line you have to add to the /etc/sources.list file, but I am not sure what the line should look like.
You have to be careful not to get more packages than those you want installed from sid. For this reason you use apt_preferences.

man apt_preferences

In /etc/apt/preferences:

Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: -1

This tells apt(itude) that by default it should not install any packages from unstable. Then for each package you want to installed from unstable you add before the above the lines

Package: the_package_i_want_installed
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 500

or something like this. Of course you have to add an appropriate deb line to /etc/apt/sources.list for sid. I believe xen-linux-system is in etch-backports as well.
Also, if I get those in there, which packages do I install and then do I just reboot and it gets loaded or what?
Unfortunately I can't help here.


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