NOTE: For effective/safe/stress-free usage of this repository, it is recommended to either dist-upgrade to sid or pin apt to allow necessary, dependent packages to install. A walk-through is provided below to get you edumacated to use apt and friends.
The software provided in this repository is built to be friendly with (and in some software packages, actually dependent on) Christian Marillat's excellent multi-media packages. If you don't already use this repository, browse the software offerings to realize what a great resource this is here. His repository is listed below.
## Christian Marillat's Mult-Media Repository for Unstable
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org sid main
## Christian Marillat's Mult-Media Repository for Unstable - Experimental Staging
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org experimental main
In a few rare circumstances, software at RareWares requires experimental or unofficial packages. For this situation, and to continue the usability I want with RareWares/Debian, I have setup a staging area:
## RareWares/Debian Multi-Media Repository for Unstable - Experimental Staging
deb http://www.rarewares.org/debian/packages/experimental/ ./
For information on how to "pin apt" to successfully juggle several repository sources, please refer to the following Old Libranet Forum thread and read below for more details...
O.K.? Now that you (a) already knew how to pin apt, or (b) read the forum post from the link above... Add the following information to /etc/apt/preferences (or even create it if this file does not exist and add the info). NOTE: If you do plan on using both RareWares and Marillat's repository, you will need to give one a higher priority (the one you would like to be the default...). Below is the syntax. For a Recommended "Pin-Priority", see the Libranet forum link above.
Pin: release o=xmixahlx
where ### is a number (usually between 100 and 999) that you would like to set).
- edit /etc/apt/sources.list (above)
- save changes
- # apt-get update
- # apt-get install foo (where "foo" is the desired package for install, a complete list can be found here)
- # apt-get upgrade (to upgrade any older software that RareWares packages may replace)