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Old 01-08-2010, 10:16 PM   #1
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"package upgrade behavior" in Synaptic

I found out that if you are going to use the Debian Lenny backports repository in Synaptic, you must set Synaptic to prefer that repository. Go to preferences-->distribution tab, and set "prefer versions from" to lenny-backports. Without this, my Synaptic wouldn't even display the versions offered by lenny-backports.
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yes, with aptitude you have to specify backports.

aptitude -t lenny-backports install foo


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