[ATrpms-users] Re: per package apt-pinning
Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net
Wed Oct 27 11:35:36 CEST 2004
On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 10:40:09AM +0200, Alexander Bergolth wrote:
> I've found a thread about per-package pinning from May on this list:
> However, the only thing that seems to work is pinning a package name
> _to_ a specific repository. That is because it looks like the numeric
> pin-value sometimes ignored when doing specific pinning. Even assigning
> "-10" as pin-value causes apt to select the package as candidate.
Yes, pinning really only works repo-wide. I have lost large amounts
of hair to get per package pinning, and it did not work. I think the
only thing that I managed to get going was pinning a package to a
Unfortunately apt-rpm development seems a bit slower these days, as
conectiva is developing a new (better) tool.
In general wrt pinning it is a workaround around bugs in packaging. It
helps avoiding bugs short-term, but long-term the packages need fixing
(e.g. in this case synaptic/apt/rpm need to get synced across the same
stability class repo).
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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