QUOTE(ZDevil @ Dec 16 2007, 02:16 AM)
Found a nice newbie-friendly article on apt pinning, which enables the user to prioritize the repos in /etc/apt/sources.list instead of installing/upgrading things simply based on the versioning of the packages:http://jaqque.sbih.org/kplug/apt-pinning.html
One immediate use I thought of is to assign the highest priority to jpmatrix's custom repo, so that 2or0's mplayer won't get replaced by apt-get dist-upgrade.
My /etc/apt/preferences is pretty much exactly whats on that link plus a line to keep udev from upgrading. Any others? Maybe we should keep a list of potential apt pit falls.
Pin: version 0.114-2
Pin: release a=stable
Pin: release a=testing
Pin: release a=unstable
PS my udev pin might not be at the highest possible version, but it hasn't caused a problem yet.