[R-sig-Debian] Thanks for the lenny-cran AMD64 ports

Johannes Ranke jranke at uni-bremen.de
Mon Apr 27 04:45:35 CEST 2009


* Kouros Owzar <owzar001 at mc.duke.edu> [090427 04:40]:
> Hi.
> > 
> > I don't use versioned dependencies in the backports. However, generally
> > the higher version number would be given preference (based on my also
> > limited understanding of apt, as it sometimes still surprises me).
> > Possibly you have something in your /etc/apt/preferences, or maybe you
> > even used tagging when installing r-cran-boot?
> > 
> > Just thoughts... Anyway if it is not /etc/apt/preferences causing this
> > behavior, you can probably still just
> > 
> > apt-get install -t lenny-cran r-cran-boot.
> The problem was due to my limited understanding of APT after all. As you
> had correctly suspected, the culprit was the configuration in my 
> /etc/apt/preferences file. 
> I had  given lenny-cran a lower priority than lenny. 
> Thanks again,

You are welcome. I am glad I was able to help you.


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