[H-GEN] Apt pinning - Is there a guru in the house?
aj at erisian.com.au
Thu Jul 2 02:24:10 EDT 2009
On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 11:50:05AM +1000, Russell Stuart wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 02:17 +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Globs aren't supported in the Package: field, just package names or "*". So:
> I was hoping you would reply. Awesome answer. You had a blog entry
> describing how to use equivs to manage the packages on a machine, didn't
> The real problem here is apt_preferences man page.
Well, the apt_preferences syntax is pretty bad in general really. I think
the theory was someone would write a nice gui or something to manage it...
> There are 2000
> words, none of which manage to say what syntax Pin: accepts. How hard
> is it to write:
] o The specific form assigns a priority (a "Pin-Priority") to one or more
] specified packages and specified version or version range. For example,
] the following record assigns a high priority to all versions of the perl
] package whose version number begins with "5.8". Multiple packages can be
] separated by spaces.
] o The general form assigns a priority to all of the package versions in a
] given distribution [...]
It is documented, you just have to be read those paragraphs carefully.
> Its the same for the rest of the keywords. Pages and pages of waffle
> using examples is not a substitute a concise description of what it
> actually does. It's not all bad though. He style would fit right in
> with the GNU Info team.
You get what you pay for...
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