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Old 01-14-2010, 04:49 AM   #1
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apt pinning problems


I'm trying to create my own apt repository but I'm encountering problems with prioritizing the different repositories.

I've tried using /etc/apt/preferences to pin the releases that I want but when I run apt-cache policy all the repos are the same priority (500). I have this on two different machines and one of of them it's working so it's not likely that it's a server problem, probably it's a client config issue but from what I can see the configs are the same.

I had this exact issue on the machine that is now working but it solved itself magically after a while.

This is from the machine that is working:
root@aptserver:~# apt-cache policy
Package files:
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
release a=now
300 common/all Packages
release o=Mine,a=common,n=common,l=My Automatic updater,c=all

And this is from the machine that's making a fuss:
root@aptclient:/etc/apt# apt-cache policy
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
release a=now
500 common/all Packages

The preferences file are identical, created by the same script. The release line is missing from the faulty machine and I don't know how to get it there.

Package: *
Pin: release n=common
Pin-Priority: 300

Old 01-14-2010, 08:24 AM   #2
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Solved it.

The repositories must be signed for information needed for pinning to be used.


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