I have Debian squeeze installed and this is my
# Debian packages for stable deb http://ftp.lug.ro/debian/ stable main contrib non-free # Security updates for stable deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free # DotDeb - http://www.dotdeb.org/ deb ftp://download.srv.ro/pub/dotdeb/ stable all deb-src ftp://download.srv.ro/pub/dotdeb stable all
What I am trying to do is to set up a pin so I can install only the
php5 package from dotdeb, and ignore everything else from this repository. I tried this:
# cat /etc/apt/preferences Package: * Pin: release o=packages.dotdeb.org Pin-Priority: 100 Package: php5 Pin: release o=packages.dotdeb.org Pin-Priority: 900 # apt-cache policy php5 php5: Installed: 5.3.3-7+squeeze14 Candidate: 5.3.17-1~dotdeb.0 Package pin: 5.3.17-1~dotdeb.0 Version table: 5.3.17-1~dotdeb.0 900 100 ftp://download.srv.ro/pub/dotdeb/ stable/all i386 Packages *** 5.3.3-7+squeeze14 900 500 http://ftp.lug.ro/debian/ stable/main i386 Packages 500 http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates/main i386 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
but with no luck. Perhaps I don't understand very well how pinning works.
apt-get -s upgrade gives me:
# apt-get -s upgrade <-- output clipped --> The following packages have been kept back: php5 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Also, I just noticed that running
apt-get -s install php5 gives me:
# apt-get -s install php5 <-- output clipped --> The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: php5 : Depends: libapache2-mod-php5 (>= 5.3.17-1~dotdeb.0) but 5.3.3-7+squeeze14 is to be installed or libapache2-mod-php5filter (>= 5.3.17-1~dotdeb.0) but it is not going to be installed or php5-cgi (>= 5.3.17-1~dotdeb.0) but 5.3.3-7+squeeze14 is to be installed or php5-fpm (>= 5.3.17-1~dotdeb.0) but it is not going to be installed Depends: php5-common (>= 5.3.17-1~dotdeb.0) but 5.3.3-7+squeeze14 is to be installed E: Broken packages
So this might be the reason the package is not installed. If indeed this is the problem, how can I pin multiple packages at once? Or should I pin manually each package?