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Re: Apt Question

Michael Milliman wrote:
> I have, for various reasons, the repositories from stable (Jessie),
> stretch, and sid in my sources.list file. I have Stretch installed and
> have it running for some time.  On occasion, there is a bug in Stretch
> and I revert to the stable version of the package until the bug gets
> worked out.  I also, on occasion, use a more advanced version of the
> package and get it from sid (with a careful look at the proposed changes
> to the system when doing so).  I have set synaptic to prefer the Stretch
> distribution.  However, when I reload, and tell synaptic to mark all
> upgrades, it marks upgrades which it will pull from sid.  Is there a way
> to tell synaptic to ignore those upgrades, while allowing me to manually
> install them should I wish to do so?  I had thought that telling
> synaptic to prefer the Stretch distribution would have handled that, but
> I guess not.  I figure I'm just missing something.

  it seems to follow the version once you've
upgraded from a different repository.

  you can always uncheck the apt lines for stretch,
and sid in the Settings -> Repositories and then do 
an update to reload.  then that will show you only
the versions available in Jessie.  then any versions
you have upgraded beyond Jessie will show up as
Installed (local or obsolete) in the Status selection.


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