[svlug] How To Automate Netscape -was- search domain

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Wed Nov 28 17:45:01 PST 2001


On Wed, 28 Nov 2001 15:49:58 -0800 
William R Ward <bill at wards.net> wrote:

> My one gripe with Debian is that unless you run the risks of
> running everything in the unstable branch, you're unable to use
> the latest versions of the one or two packages that you really
> want to upgrade.  Otherwise, it's great.

Yup, I do that frequently.  I'll re-write /etc/apt/sources.list to
point at unstable, update/install a particular package, and then
drop it back to /testing.

Actually I do this via comments.  My current file looks something
the below, so toggling back and forth is just a question of touching
the first comments:

--<cut>--

# Debian sources

#deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
#deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ unstable non-US/main non-US/contrib non-US/non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ testing non-US/main non-US/contrib non-US/non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ woody main contrib non-free
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ woody non-US/main non-US/contrib non-US/non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ woody main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ potato main contrib non-free
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ potato non-US/main non-US/contrib non-US/non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ potato main contrib non-free

# Unofficial debs

# Aptitude is a new APT frontend which aims to test the limits of what an
# APT frontend can do.

deb http://aptitude.sourceforge.net/debian ./
deb-src http://aptitude.sourceforge.net/debian ./

# Joey Hess' stuff 

deb http://kitenet.net/programs/code/debian /
--<cut>--

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J C Lawrence                
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