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Howto install selected Debian packages from other releases (apt-pinning)

Posted 11-11-2011 at 07:44 AM by bittner (Notes on Linux)

Mixing releases can be necessary when you need a more up-to-date version of a software in a system running on package management and not (yet) providing later package versions.

For example, we need the latest git on your Debian Lenny system, because you updated your Eclipse plugins, and now the git integration refuses to work with your old client. Shoot! Let's check what to do to fix this...

Things to do
  1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list (or create/edit a file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
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Howto automate interactive Debian package installations (debconf preseeding)

Posted 06-08-2010 at 07:44 AM by bittner (Notes on Linux)
Updated 06-08-2010 at 06:59 PM by bittner

Fully automatic installations make sense when you need to install a vast number of machines. For Debian (but not limited to it) there is the FAI project that helps you with those kind of undertakings.

When FAI uses Debian packages (i.e. .deb files) for installation the automatic installation process gets into trouble when such a package asks for manual configuration interactively. Really, this is not specific to FAI: The Debian installer (the installation wizard guiding you through...
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