UI for backports usage

John Dong john.dong at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 12:54:28 UTC 2007


Wow, never knew about NotAutomatic -- that sounds great!


On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 08:39:12AM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> John Dong <john.dong at gmail.com> writes:
> 
> > No, IMO the UI, underneath, should be adding the entire backports repository,
> > just all packages pinned back. 
> 
> This does not necessarily need pinning via /etc/apt/preferences. Apt has
> a feature which does something similar. Please compare 
> 
> http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-backports/Release
> 
> with
> 
> http://backports.org/backports.org/dists/etch-backports/Release
> 
> wrt to the NotAutomatic: Yes field in bpo.
> 
> I always wondered by ubuntu backports don't have that field.
> 
> See http://backports.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=instructions for
> instructions how to use them. If backports were NotAutomatic: yes, then
> the instructions would reduce to step 3, i.e.:
> 
> apt-get -t gutsy-backports install "package"
> 
> 
> Synaptic and aptitude already offer a nice interface for selecting
> specific version (i.e. backports for instance).
> 
> John, does this satisfy your concerns?
> 
> -- 
> Gruesse/greetings,
> Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4
> 




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