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Re: Apt Question

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On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 09:23:46AM -0400, Fungi4All wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Apt Question
> UTC Time: May 23, 2017 11:54 AM
> From: wooledg@eeg.ccf.org
> > If he
> > is already running a sid linux kernel and some other core packages by
> > switching to jessie he will be stuck with those packages almost indefinitely,
> He's not running jessie, nor could he "switch to jessie" if he wanted
> to. Once you've installed a single binary package from post-jessie,
> there is no going back.

That will depend... on the dependencies :)

Of course, if some package from the N+1 distro pulls in something
really fat, like, say libc, which upgrades half of your box (yes,
that's doable: my box looks a bit like that at the moment), then
your way back will be a bit... painful. But if the package has no
or very little dependencies, you just have to remember that apt
(and most probably aptitude) have a natural aversion against
downgrading packages and that you have to let them know that yes,
you actually want to do such a seemingly foolish thing.

As Paracelsus put it once, "Sola dosis facit venenum" (i.e. "It's
the dosis, stupid" ;-)

- -- tomás
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