Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Bryan O'Donoghue (typedef at eircom.net):
>>>>Can somebody say, what the default would be and more to the point,
>>assuming (n) packages in Debian would have several versions, would there
>>be some easy way I could say to apt to use the latest version of
>>'everything' in sarge ?
>>>>ie, don't install gcc-2.95, install 3.4 don't install Gnome 2.2 install
>>Gnome 2.8 (not that I'd install Gnome) and so on, or would one be in a
>>situation of having step through the Packages list and manually flag the
>>fact that a 'newer' package is available then is currently installed and
>>explicately install said package ?
>>> Numerous "virtual packages" exist for those wishing to always track the
> very latest of some version (or some version series), like this one:
Ah, Ok, I hadn't spent time parsing the 12mb Packages file in any detail.
What you're saying is that the number of packages with numerous versions
is small enough and confined enough, that if I want 2.6.x.y or gcc
3.4/4.0 I just go and install it.
Perhaps, with Debian releasing again, and with a promise of 'sane'
future release dates, it'd be worth taking at look at again, for users
like me... who like shiny new things, with high version numbers... and
swanky new feature (x).
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