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[Fwd] Re: [vox] Re: A Criticism of Debian Testing
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[Fwd] Re: [vox] Re: A Criticism of Debian Testing

Bill appeared to have posted from a non-subscribed address. :^)

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Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 09:59:44 -0800
From: William Pollock <bill@nostarch.com>
Subject: Re: [vox] Re: A Criticism of Debian Testing
To: LUGOD's general discussion mailing list <vox@lists.lugod.org>

Okay, shameless plug. Have a look at our /The Debian System/ -- actually
developed by Open Source Press in Germany. Read it in a bookstore or
search it in Google Print if you like. But have a look.


William Pollock, Founder
No Starch Press

Richard Ibbotson wrote:
>> I think I need to look at the documentation that Karsten cited to
>> see if I can upgrade some packages, and at the same time prevent
>> others from being removed.
> To avoid having to read 60 pages of outdated junk have a look at this 
> in your web browser....
> file:///usr/share/doc/Debian/reference/ch-system.en.html#s-package-basics
> "  With dpkg, first export the list of package selections:          
> dpkg --get-selections \* > selections.txt
> Then edit the resulting file selections.txt, changing the line 
> containing the package you wish to hold, e.g. libc6, from this:
>      libc6                       install
> to this:
>      libc6                       hold
> Save the file, and reload it into dpkg database with:
>      dpkg --set-selections < selections.txt
> Or, if you know the package name to hold, simply run:
>      echo libc6 hold | dpkg --set-selections "
> That combined with some advanced apt-get and aptitude magic should 
> help.

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