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Bug#127360: apt: no means to specify which source version we're talking about

Followup-For: Bug #127360
Package: apt
Version: 0.5.4

This problem report is really close to a question I was asked
recently: when a source package is available through several deb-src
sources, which one is considered by "apt-get build-dep" ?

As the available source-selection mechanisms are already used to find
the apt source to download the debs to install, it looks like we also
need a command-line option to specify which version of a source
package we refer to.

It does not have to be as sophisticated as the pinning mechanism,
obviously, so I guess it would be sufficient to be able to specify
either a package version, or an apt repository using informations from
the Release file.

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux vitel 2.4.19-station #1 Tue Aug 6 11:36:58 CEST 2002 i686

Versions of packages apt depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.2.5-6    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2        1:2.95.4-7 The GNU stdc++ library

Yann Dirson <Yann.Dirson@fr.alcove.com>                 http://www.alcove.com/
Technical support manager                Responsable de l'assistance technique
Senior Free-Software Consultant          Consultant senior en Logiciels Libres
Debian developer (dirson@debian.org)                        Développeur Debian

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