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Re: guile-2.0.11 installation on system with 2.0.5

From: David Pirotte
Subject: Re: guile-2.0.11 installation on system with 2.0.5
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:33:33 -0300


> As far as I inderstand the Debian package manager mantains a package
> database. This is the place where it looks for installed packages. So,
> if I have a newer version of guile which is not installed through the
> package manager, the package manager will not know about it.

even if you are locked in a debian stable, you can, and you should in the case 
guile really, install packages from testing, unstable and even experimental 
is not recommended unless you know what you are doing of course].


        update your /etc/apt/sources.list, add a line with testing source
        update you /etc/preferences
                Package: *
                Pin: release a=stable
                Pin-Priority: 800
                Package: guile
                Pin: release a=testing
                Pin-Priority: 600

        aptitude update
                search for the guile-2.0 package aptitude entry
                press enter [Menu: Package -> information]
                select and install the testing version [2.0.11+1-1 as of today]

with that setting, aptitude|debian future updates will track and offer you to 
the installed guile-2.0 testing package, while keeping everything else on 
there are doc about that, duckduckgo for it...


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