package name problem

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Sun Dec 14 22:15:07 UTC 2008

On Sun, 14 Dec 2008, Chris Mohler wrote:
> Check 'man apt_preferences'.  Untested, but you probably want
> something similar to:
> Package: mondo
> Pin: version 2.24*
> Pin-Priority: 1001
> I've not done a lot of pinning - you should read that man page carefully!
> There are some GUI ways to handle pinning also:

On that site there is a reference to holding packages. I wonder if that 
wouldn't be preferable. What do you think?

> Of course, fixing the release version is a better option ;)

True. I think I'll beat up the developers list before anything else.

Thanks for the reply

Bob Holtzman
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They're the ones who don't know that they don't know.

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