UI for backports usage

John Dong john.dong at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 13:23:33 UTC 2007

No, IMO the UI, underneath, should be adding the entire backports repository,
just all packages pinned back. A UI should be able to unpin specific versions
of each backport to let it through, but not let through other backports unless
needed to satisfy dependences...

An apturl approach would require the archive to create a separate section for
each package and a meta "all" section like Debian Backports, which I guess can
be done but is more complex.


On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 04:06:32PM +0300, Teemu Heinämäki wrote:
> What about getdeb with apturl? It can remove the external repositorys
> from sources.list after you install from there if you wish. Maybe it can
> be modified to do so automatically?
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AptFirefoxFileHandler
> ti, 2007-10-23 kello 07:22 -0400, Scott Kitterman kirjoitti:
> > On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 12:10:06 +0200 Daniel Holbach <daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > >Hello everybody,
> > >
> > >I had some discussions with John Dong and João Pinto and both
> > >acknowledged the fact that there's a need for installing just a select
> > >few backport packages and not all of them.
> > >
> > >Let's imagine that somebody has an interest in just the latest version
> > >of blender on his stable system. That user does not want to upgrade to
> > >all packages available in the backports repository, but just the
> > >backported version of blender.
> > >
> > >How could something like this be realised in a user-friendly way?
> > >
> > I think that between the getdeb web U/I and gdebi there is a very reasonably user friendly approach.  I think from a U/I perspective it's only major lack is around automated dependency management.
> > 
> > Scott K
> > 
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