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Old 01-20-2005, 04:23 PM   #1
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mixed system in apt

The APT HOW TO paragraph 3.8 says " To set up what is your main version of Debian you should edit the /etc/apt/apt.conf to contain the line
APT:efault-Release "version";"
My /etc/apt directory contains a directory apt.conf.d , but not apt.conf .
The man pages for apt.conf state that it is the "main configuration tool for the apt suite of tools...."
There is no man page or info page for for apt.conf.d .
The apt.conf.d directory contains a file 70debconf which contains a line
DPkg::Pre-Install-Pkgs........; (same form as the APT::....line)
Should I create a file apt.conf in the /etc/apt directory and put the line
APT:efault-Release "version";
in it??? Or put the line in the /etc/apt/ /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70debconf file???
Or forget about the mixed system under apt???
Or what??

Thanks in advance,
Old 01-20-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
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The reason you don't see an apt.conf already on your system is that if the file were part of a package you would be prompted to replace it with the default one at every upgrade. Simply create the file as described.

The .d mechanism is something you will see a lot in modern Linuxen. It basically means cat all the files in this directory together and treat it as if the entire contents was part of the apt.conf file. It makes maintaining big config files more manageable.

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