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Bug#222810: apt: Refuses to upgrade when a package changes sources.

reopen 222810
retitle 222810 [doc] apt_preferences(5) does not explain non-automatic sources

On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 02:46:17PM -0600, Bill Gribble wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 14:34, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > man apt_preferences, search for experimental.
> The string 'experimental' does not occur in the apt_preferences man page
> for apt version 0.5.14.

Hmm, this text must have been removed when that page was rewritten.
It used to say:

Some sources, such as project/experimental  are  marked Not  Automatic -
these fall to the bottom of the selection pile.

In other words, packages from experimental will never be automatically
preferred.  This is a feature.  The bug is that the documentation for it was
removed.  The new man page is also problematic in other ways, and I think it
needs another overhaul.

 - mdz

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