UI for backports usage

Michael R. Head burner at suppressingfire.org
Wed Oct 24 03:57:42 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 20:13 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> How about apt/adept/nautilus changes so that only packages installed from 
> backports can be upgraded by backports.  Then it would be safe to just enable 
> the repository and install things you wanted from there.  There would also 
> need to be U/I to install from the regular distro repo if the backport was 
> not wanted.

Isn't this what the NotAutomatic field in the Release file meant to do?

> I think that, more cleanly, gets at the heart of the matter.  Packages not 
> selected by the user to be installed from backports should not be upgraded 
> from backports.
> Scott K
Michael R. Head <burner at suppressingfire.org>
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