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* doc/apt_preferences.5.xml:

- explicitly warn against careless use (Closes: #567669)
debian/1.8.y
David Kalnischkies 13 years ago
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debian/changelog

@ -30,6 +30,8 @@ apt (0.7.26) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
- include all existing Translation files in the Cache (Closes: 564137)
* debian/control:
- update with no changes to debian policy 3.8.4
* doc/apt_preferences.5.xml:
- explicitly warn against careless use (Closes: #567669)
[ Ivan Masár ]
* Slovak translation update. Closes: #568294

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doc/apt_preferences.5.xml

@ -14,7 +14,7 @@
&apt-email;
&apt-product;
<!-- The last update date -->
<date>04 May 2009</date>
<date>16 February 2010</date>
</refentryinfo>
<refmeta>
@ -53,6 +53,14 @@ earliest in the &sources-list; file.
The APT preferences file does not affect the choice of instance, only
the choice of version.</para>
<para>Preferences are a strong power in the hands of a system administrator
but they can become also their biggest nightmare if used without care!
APT will not questioning the preferences so wrong settings will therefore
lead to uninstallable packages or wrong decisions while upgrading packages.
Even more problems will arise if multiply distribution releases are mixed
without a good understanding of the following paragraphs.
You have been warned.</para>
<para>Note that the files in the <filename>/etc/apt/preferences.d</filename>
directory are parsed in alphanumeric ascending order and need to obey the
following naming convention: The files have no or "<literal>pref</literal>"

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