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DebianPlanet: apt-get moo

Feb 27, 2001, 15:11 (9 Talkback[s])

"This most notable new feature of APT 0.5 is the automatic configuration of build-dependencies for source packages via apt-get build-dep which will download a source package, satisfy build dependencies, and build it. This will ease the workload of many unofficial back-porters as well as those who like to tweak otherwise standard setups of packages that may not otherwise take full advantage of other optional components."

"Not that back-porters that have become prominent in the Potato-using community need to continue much of their work once APT 0.5 makes a stable release as APT will incorporate a pinning feature. This will to allow users for the first time to easily install packages from another tree different from the one that is installed on their box. For example, apt-get install mozilla/unstable will installs unstable's version of mozilla onto a testing or stable system."

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