How to add just one package from backports?
James Michael Fultz
croooow at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 18:30:43 UTC 2010
* Chris G <cl at isbd.net> [2010-02-04 18:16 +0000]:
> Is there an easy way to add just one package from a backports
> I want to add a package to xubuntu 9.10 but I don't want update to
> suddenly offer me loads of new packages that I don't want.
You could try APT pinning.
I've used pinning with a third-party repository before with good
results. If you give the backports repository a priority of 100, it
will not upgrade already installed packages. apt_preferences(5)
explains the significance of priorities.
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