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    Re: How to install Woody right now? (Score: 1, Informative)
    by Anonymous on Monday, October 29 @ 10:32:05 GMT

    Yes, you are.

    It will get the lists for both systems (woody/sid) but when you install something eg

    apt-get install mozilla

    it will use woody by default to get the item but if you tell apt to then it will use sid, that is why you have to get sid’s package list when you do

    apt-get update

    Clear as mud I bet.

    Take care – Robert Lazzurs

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    Re: How to install Woody right now? (Score: 2, Informative)
    by Anonymous on Monday, October 29 @ 10:32:57 GMT

    Instead of apt.conf, create a file called /etc/apt/preferences with the following in it:

    Package: *

    Pin: release a=testing

    Pin-Priority: 900

    Package: *

    Pin: release a=unstable

    Pin-Priority: 50

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    Re: How to install Woody right now? (Score: 2, Informative)
    by owen on Monday, October 29 @ 10:33:40 GMT
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    apt-get update downloads the list of packages available in each distro (woody/sid) listed in your sources.list . This should not worry you!- it does not change the installation state of any package

    try an “apt-get dist-upgrade –print-uris -d” to see where packages would be upgraded from… My bet is that they would be downloaded from woody by default if you have things set as posted above!


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    Re: How to install Woody right now? (Score: 1)
    by schaefer on Monday, October 29 @ 17:41:55 GMT
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    Wouldn´t this give me testing instead of woody? I understand that at the time being it´s the same, but there will be a time when woody becomes stable, and testing means something else. At that point, I want to stick to woody and not upgrade to the release-after-woody.


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    Re: How to install Woody right now? (Score: 1)
    by castlan on Tuesday, October 30 @ 09:01:52 GMT
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    I think that for this to work, you need to leave the /etc/apt/sources.list entries for unstable commented out. using the -t flag seems to make the sources.list settings irrelevant. This may be fairly convienient, but I’m sure that using /etc/apt/preferences as mentioned in other posts is the more robust solution.

    I hope you have found what you were missing. I would recommend using

    #apt-get -su update

    so that the update is merely simulated, before any actions are carried out.

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