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Re: [vox-tech] debian and openoffice



On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 23:40:43 -0700
Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> My preferred maintenance regime for both servers and desktop machines
> that I have on Debian is to have sources.list lines for both unstable
> and testing (plus Security Team lines), but use "pinning" in
> /etc/apt/preferences to ensure that unstable-branch packages get
> pulled down only when I include "-t unstable" as a command-line
> option, never by default:
> 
> Package: *
> Pin: release a=unstable
> Pin-Priority: 50
> 
> This way, I don't have to care about "updates" and "releases"; I just
> get what I want when I want it -- and the resulting default distance
> from the bleeding edge is just about perfect for my tastes.

I did this for a while. I found that this made dist-upgrades require a
little bit more work to ask for new dependancies from unstable when the
dependancies in unstable changed, and I found that most people on
#debian aren't too keen on having people running mixed boxen.

--Ken Bloom

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