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Old 23rd May 2010, 15:23
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Post Apt-Pinning For Debian Testing,Unstable:Help

I've just Installed Debian Testing.I want to apt pin Squeeze and Sid(testing and unstable).
I want to have testing along with packages from unstable also installed with almost equal priority hopefully not breaking the system.
few years back,I tried running unstable and experimental apt-pinned and it was such a mess with daily huge updates.
I don't want such a mess.
My Plan is to Apt Pinn:
  • Debian Squeeze,Debian Squeeze-proposed-updates given maximum priority
  • Debian Sid/Unstable given slightly less Priority.

There is a testing-proposed-updates repository also with Debian Squeeze.

Checked your(falko) How to and Below is How My /etc/apt/preferences File Looks like:
Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: release a=testing-proposed-updates
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 650
And here ,the Other Files:
APT::Cache-Limit "100000000";
APT::Default-Release "testing";
and /etc/apt/sources.list :
# Testing
deb testing main contrib non-free
deb-src testing main contrib non-free

#Testing Security Updates
deb testing/updates main
deb-src testing/updates main

#Testing Proposed Updates
deb testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free

# Marillat For info visit
deb testing main non-free
#deb-src testing main

deb unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src unstable main contrib non-free

#Unstable Kirya 
deb sid main contrib non-free
deb-src sid main contrib non-free
Is This OK?


Last edited by praka123; 23rd May 2010 at 16:21.
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