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Re: sources.list directory specification

On Friday 02 September 2011 13:18:00 Scott Ferguson wrote:
> Enabling those repositories on a constant basis means you have no idea
> what will come down if you go:-
> # apt-get update; apt-get upgrade (or dist-upgrade)

I have backports permanently enabled, but packages are only downloaded if I 
explicitly ask for them (-t lenny-backports) and are only updated from the 
backports repository if I have explicitly installed from there.  The 
marvellous Debian sets the pinning appropriately automatically:


Package: *
Pin: release a=lenny-backports
Pin-Priority: 200

I update daily on my main machine, and full-upgrade if there are updates.  And 
I have done this for some years, and on more than one computer, without a 

Everything else gets updated from the Lenny repositories when I aptitude 
full-upgrade (the equivalent of apt-get dist-upgrade), other than things that 
came out of the multimedia, opera or google-chrome repositories.


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