[arch-general] Question on repository

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Jan 25 17:07:12 EST 2011

On 26/01/11 07:51, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 23:21:28 +0200
> Ionuț Bîru<ibiru at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>> On 01/25/2011 11:14 PM, Jesse Juhani Jaara wrote:
>>> ti, 2011-01-25 kello 22:13 +0100, Grzegorz Rumiński kirjoitti:
>>>> Hi lads,
>>>> Can I selectively install apackage from [testing] repo or do I
>>>> have to uncomment it in pacman.conf, update database, install it
>>>> and then comment it again? Is there a way to install it more
>>>> quickly/with less messing around with conf file? I do not have
>>>> access to my arch box for a few weeks now but started to wonder...
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Greg.
>>> Enable it in pacman.conf and place it as the last repository. Then
>>> pacman -Sy testing/pkg_name
>> Never ever do this. testing repo is all or nothing.
> Boohoo. I do this for years and it works fine for me.  Sue me.
> You just need to know that when things break because of it, how to fix
> it. (which is easy)

Except, given the question being asked, the knowing how to fix things 
when they break due to this is probably missing...


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