Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 462830
Kernel Upgraded from Wrong Repository
Last modified: 2009-07-14 10:34:29 EDT
Created attachment 317164 [details]
apt-get preferences file
After adding the Fedora Updates Testing Repository to source.list.d in order to pin and install kde 4.1.1 related packages, and after specifically pinning those components -- apt-get started downloading the kernel and kernel-devel packages from updates-testing as well.
In my preferences files, the only files that have pinned from updates testing are the kde related packages. Other than that the updates testing repository is in no way shape or form prioritized so the kernel packages should not be coming from there at all.
I will be attaching my preferences and list file
Created attachment 317165 [details]
I think that is by design. Once a repo is enabled in apt, you need to explicitly pin it away from the default 1000. You modified two packages, but all the others are at 1000, still.
Pinning with apt is an art that few people have managed to master. You need to experiment a bit, but I think that package and repo pinning simultaneously don't go well together.
Actually pinning an repomd works very well once you've figured out how to get things labeled correctly. The info was supplied in a mailing list thread somewhere on Panu's web sight.
The first thing that you will notice is that I have upgrade.newkey repo moved up from the default which quoting from the man page:
If the target release has not been specified then APT simply
assigns priority 100 to all installed package versions and priority
500 to all uninstalled package versions.
So in my configuration upgrade.newkey has a priority well above 1000. The upgrade-testing.newkey has default priority which is lower than everything else that I've prioritized except for the packages that I've explicitly said that I want prioritized higher which are the kde 4.1.1 packages
This means that the kernel packages should come from upgrade.newkey not upgrade-testing.newkey. Which means that this is a bug.
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