The wonders of apt

I finally sat down tonight and figured out how to set up a mixed testing/unstable system, since I got tired of apt-listchanges holding up the Python upgrade in testing but also don't want to remove it. There is strangly little documentation about how to do this.

Anyway, the key bit is to put:

    APT::Default-Release "testing";

in /etc/apt/apt.conf and then one can add the unstable distributions to /etc/apt/sources.list without upgrading the whole system to unstable.

apt all upgraded, finally, I decided to also bump Mozilla, since the version in testing is still 1.0. Nice. Whatever they did with the fonts (and I think it may be a GTK thing, since after the last upgrade, gjay suddenly looked much better too), it's really excellent. I'm still casting about for a good serif font, but this is just spectacularly better.

Posted: 2003-05-30 20:51 — Why no comments?

thanks! that will come in useful.

Posted by piranha at 2003-05-31 21:22

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