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by adam777
Fri May 11, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: APT Preferences for a specific package
Replies: 17
Views: 5581

Re: APT Preferences for a specific package

OK, I'll try to begin from a fresh installation, this time using no preferences file. On a more general note, taking a little detour and that's about it regarding the matter: When tracking testing directly, is there any significant difference between LMDE and Debian testing, assuming all the mint st...
by adam777
Fri May 11, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: APT Preferences for a specific package
Replies: 17
Views: 5581

Re: APT Preferences for a specific package

Well, upgrade hasn't gone so smoothly - from the top of my head - the LMDE desktop background (which I suppose is part of a more comprehensive package) and the ATI control panel both went missing. Perhaps it has something to do with the default preferences file not playing so nice with tracking test...
by adam777
Fri May 11, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: APT Preferences for a specific package
Replies: 17
Views: 5581

Re: [~Solved] APT Preferences for a specific package

full-upgrade will follow.
by adam777
Fri May 11, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: APT Preferences for a specific package
Replies: 17
Views: 5581

Re: [~Solved] APT Preferences for a specific package

I completely forgot about UP, so I have pointed my machine to use the testing repositories, and an aptitude upgrade is on the move as we speak. Lots of updates, even while using safe-upgrade, once I'm on the other side, I'll see how it goes. Since I kind of like the idea of UP, mainly in order to ma...
by adam777
Fri May 11, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: APT Preferences for a specific package
Replies: 17
Views: 5581

Re: APT Preferences for a specific package

Well, seems like a dead end :( The use of wildcard isn't that helpful, as VLC depends (on different level of the recursion) on about 200 packages, only 5 of which contains "vlc" in their name. Granted, from all those 200 packages only about 10 do not meet requirements in current state (tha...
by adam777
Fri May 11, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: APT Preferences for a specific package
Replies: 17
Views: 5581

Re: APT Preferences for a specific package

Hmmm, wildcards, an interesting idea :D
Will try to work it out and report back how it ended.
by adam777
Thu May 10, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: APT Preferences for a specific package
Replies: 17
Views: 5581

Re: APT Preferences for a specific package

Appreciated, zerozero. I think the main problem lies with the fact that I try to get the work flow to go exclusively via upgrades, not explicit installs. Suppose I do make an explicit install from unstable, I can work the priorities so no downgrade will occur to VLC and its dependencies. However, I'...
by adam777
Thu May 10, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: APT Preferences for a specific package
Replies: 17
Views: 5581

Re: APT Preferences for a specific package

OK, here is the current situation. I used the following preferences file: Package: vlc Pin: release o=Debian,a=unstable Pin-Priority: 900 Package: * Pin: release o=Debian,a=unstable Pin-Priority: 50 Package: * Pin: release o=linuxmint Pin-Priority: 700 Package: * Pin: origin packages.linuxmint.com P...
by adam777
Thu May 10, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: APT Preferences for a specific package
Replies: 17
Views: 5581

Re: APT Preferences for a specific package

Thank you both, I'll keep toying with it.
Perhaps I should have tested with a "simpler" package as a sanity check.
by adam777
Wed May 09, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: APT Preferences for a specific package
Replies: 17
Views: 5581

APT Preferences for a specific package

Hello all, Following this thread - http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=199&t=101565 , and all the advice I received in it, I did some searching. On the surface, it seems that the APT Preferences file is exactly what I need. The default one reads: Package: * Pin: release o=linuxmint Pin-P...
by adam777
Wed May 09, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: [Solved] Obtaining latest versions for specific packages
Replies: 10
Views: 2173

Re: Obtaining latest versions for specific packages

Well, to sum things up: - Change the repositories completely to unstable. - Run a mixed system as described in the Debian forum link, using "Default-Release". - Keep packages up to date using deb files. Seems like I have what I needed to know, will go and experiment for a while. Thank you ...
by adam777
Tue May 08, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: [Solved] Updates while debian testing is frozen
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Re: Updates while debian testing is frozen

Thanks, zerozero.
by adam777
Tue May 08, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: [Solved] Updates while debian testing is frozen
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

[Solved] Updates while debian testing is frozen

Hello all,
Just a quick question - while Debian testing is frozen, as will happen soon, do general updates basically halt for LMDE for the duration?
That is ignoring packages that are made "in-house" by LMDE, such as Firefox/Thinderbird/Mint stuff etc.?
Thanks, Adam.
by adam777
Tue May 08, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: [Solved] Obtaining latest versions for specific packages
Replies: 10
Views: 2173

Re: Obtaining latest versions for specific packages

Ady, as far as I understand installing a package directly from .Deb has two main disadvantages (which are basically the same thing): - First I have to track down the deb (not hard at all with known software), but the main issue is having to find out about the update being available myself (by visiti...
by adam777
Tue May 08, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: [Solved] Obtaining latest versions for specific packages
Replies: 10
Views: 2173

Re: Obtaining latest versions for specific packages

rhodry, Thanks. Ady, your point is valid, but I like the inherently automatic nature of repositories. At this stage, I'm still in the experimenting stage, and it's possible anyway, I just end up with the default repositories. * EDIT * It isn't very nice to post a new reply yet again, so I'll edit in...
by adam777
Mon May 07, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: [Solved] Obtaining latest versions for specific packages
Replies: 10
Views: 2173

Re: Obtaining latest versions for specific packages

Well, I tried to go the sid way. Update found about 800 updated packages, so I went along with it. I think It was during the Grub update (about half way during the whole process, I believe) that I pressed cancel, which resulted in the update manager failure. Reboot led to X server not being able to ...
by adam777
Mon May 07, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: [Solved] Obtaining latest versions for specific packages
Replies: 10
Views: 2173

Re: Obtaining latest versions for specific packages

Thanks for the reference, craigevil, seems like a good read.
Though I might as well just give sid a try, still not my main OS :)

Adam.
by adam777
Mon May 07, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: [Solved] Obtaining latest versions for specific packages
Replies: 10
Views: 2173

[Solved] Obtaining latest versions for specific packages

Hello all, I've recently began toying with the idea of making the switch to Linux. As expected, the starting point was Ubuntu, but I didn't enjoy the unity interface and next in line was Linux Mint. While waiting for Linux Mint 13 to come out, I stumbled upon LMDE and decided to give it a try. I lik...

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