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Thank you very much for the exhausting explanation.
> Robert Walter wrote :
>> Could you please explain, exactly which way you did it?
> Sure, I added
> deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ experimental main
> to the sources.list. For some packages in there you'll need Sid sources too.
> experimental as a "policy priority" of "1", so they won't get installed
> if you don't explicitly ask for it, so use:
> aptitude install vlc/experimental
> aptitude install -t experimental vlc package2 package3
> To have your experimental installed packages updated to the latest
> version, and only those installed (nothing will be pulled from
> experimental automatically in your system), add to /etc/apt/preferences
> (to be created if not already there):
> Package: *
> Pin: release a=experimental
> Pin-Priority: 101
> and "aptitude full-upgrade" will pull the latest and greatest from
> experimental for the already installed packages.
> That's all I did, and I'm happily running a Debian Lenny/experimental
> (and a few bit of Sid sometime for dependency purpose). It's also a good
> idea to create a /etc/apt/apt.conf to specify your default archive:
> To check which packages you've pulled from experimental :
> aptitude search '~S~i~Aexperimental'
> You should get familiar with "package pinning" and "apt-cache policy" if
> you want to mix sources on a regular basis...
> chapter 3.8, and
> so what would I need to do to run amd64 ??
The urge to be cool.
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