Adding non-ubuntu packages

Derek Broughton auspex at
Mon May 2 12:20:16 UTC 2005

On Friday 29 April 2005 20:02, Abdullah Ramazanoglu wrote:
> Derek Broughton dedi ki:
> > On Friday 29 April 2005 17:30, John wrote:
> >> On Friday 29 April 2005 20:57, Derek Broughton wrote:
> >>> Is there a way to either add the debian repository to
> >>> /etc/apt/sources.list and have it not generally checked, or to use an
> >>> alternate source list when I want to get something from another
> >>> repository?
> Admittedly I've used Debian only for servers and been quite conservative
> with repos until recently (until Kanotix64 and Kubuntu). I'm still trying
> to catch up with good repo juggling and pinning practices. :)
> That said, I guess a good way could be mixing all the repos with such a
> pinning that only packages missing in the official repos would be fetched
> from unofficial ones. 

Yes.  That's what I've done, now, thanks.  My main sources are breezy - main, 
restricted, universe & multivers.  Then, at a lower priority Debian unstable.  
Finally, just "mambo" from Debian experimental.

> Such a pinning would also allow bold mixing of incompatible repos and save
> quite a few hairs and sleeping hours in exchange of a relatively minor
> inconvenience. Good trade-off, I'd say. Now, if only I knew how to do such
> pinning... :)

I should have mentioned that in the last post:
It's hardly exhaustive, but the previous docs I'd read hadn't made much sense.  
This does.

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