[clug] Debian apt question

Mark Purcell mark at purcell.homeip.net
Sat May 3 16:31:30 EST 2003


testing will 'eventually' catchup with what you might of downloaded.

However, eventually might be quite a time as 'testing' has not moved
much at all in recent times.

If things are working fine now then I wouldn't be to worried as this should
continue to be the case. If it hasn't broken already then it shouldn't/
won't break.

The thing to watch out for is Security updates which won't get into testing/

If you really want to force you can do things like:

`apt-get install libc6/testing` which will force the install of the 'testing'
version.  libc6 should also force everything else out which has been installed
 from 'unstable'


On Sat, May 03, 2003 at 12:57:48PM +1000, Rob Shugg wrote:
> I somehow managed to get a whole lot of unstable on one of my servers. 
> I'm still not sure how it happened, my apt.conf is set to default to 
> testing, though my sources file does include an unstable source for a 
> few later version packages i was experimenting with.
> My question is if i remove the unstable source, will the testing release 
> evenyually catch up to what i have on the machine now? The thing is 
> everything appears to be working ok now but i really dont want to stay 
> on unstable in case something breaks. What is my best course of action 
> to get back to testing?
> rob

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