Bug#127360: apt: no means to specify which source version we're talking about
Followup-For: Bug #127360
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
Kernel: Linux vitel 2.4.19-station #1 Tue Aug 6 11:36:58 CEST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C
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
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