February 1, 2009

Really, don't use codenames for pinning.

You can not use codenames for pinning packages to a specific release. Everything like this just fails, and can result in apt not finding any candidate for a package. You can see this for example in Bug#512318, and Bug#513864 seems to be related to that one.

If you want to target Lenny and you don’t have Etch in your sources.list, pin stable at a higher priority than testing. This means that the pin automatically migrates once Lenny becomes stable (which happens hopefully in 2 weeks).

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