Bug#152129: -t ignoring also happens with binary installs and upgrades
My sources.list contains entries for stable, testing, and unstable. I'm
currently tracking testing (with a few unstables). I have a
'APT::Default-Release "testing";' line in my apt.conf.
When I run apt-get install on a package I know has an upgrade, or
apt-get upgrade (or dist-upgrade or dselect-upgrade) with no options apt
tries to downgrade the package (or packages) to stable. This also
happens if I include a '-t testing' or '-t unstable'. This is similar to
this bug which is why I'm mailing you.
However, as an added twist, if you specify '-t stable' it installs the
testing release. This works for both install and the upgrade commands.
Using apt-get install package/release *does* work correctly, but you
can't do that on an apt-get upgrade.
This happens with apt versions 0.5.28.4 and 0.5.28.1 (the unstable and
It is much easier to do and die than it is to reason why.
Cameron Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>