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Re: force install of conflicting file



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On Fri, 28 Mar 2003, Matthias Saou wrote:

> Panu Matilainen <pmatilai@welho.com> wrote :
> 
> > If the point is to make apt never look at freshrpms site then you need to
> > use one of the other options mentioned here, but if you just want your 
> > local mirror to be preferred and/or have something added to sources.list 
> > you could just add your list to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/my-sources.list: 
> > sourceparts are read first which makes (IIRC) apt primarily look at 
> > packages in my-sources.list repository and only if something isn't found 
> > there or there's a newer package available in some other repository it'll
> > use anything outside your repository.
> 
> I didn't know anything about /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ before, thanks Panu!

Well it's not exactly an old feature, it first appeared on 0.5.5cnc3 I 
think :) BTW another little known fact (I only discovered it a couple of 
months ago) is /etc/apt/apt.conf.d where you can drop bits of 
configuration: as an example alsa-kernel package could drop a 
alsa-kernel.conf file in there saying
'RPM::Allow-Duplicated:: "alsa-kernel";'
..so you don't need to have every such detail in the main apt.conf.

P.S. I know I know.. this stuff should be properly documented somewhere - 
I'll try to get some kind of apt-tricks-and-tips page set up once Fedora 
is launched.

	- Panu -
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