Hi, I would like to know how do you test packages from PPA (safely). Do you only test on virtual machine or also on baremetal? If on physical device, what method do you use?
For ex., just today @Wimpy updated
ubuntu-mate-artwork package and we would be testing it. I have already added his
playground PPA and updated the package. But I was wondering if we can install the package momentarily (using
-t option) for testing and then revert to released package via 'apt pinning'. I tried, but it did not work.
My pinning file is as below.
Package: * Pin: release o=LP-PPA-flexiondotorg-playground Pin-Priority: 500
But if I do apt policy, it still gives higher priority to PPA.
[email protected]:/etc/apt/apt.conf.d$ apt policy ubuntu-mate-artwork ubuntu-mate-artwork: Installed: 21.04.3 Candidate: 21.04.4~hirsute1.0 Version table: 21.04.4~hirsute1.0 500 500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/flexiondotorg/playground/ubuntu hirsute/main amd64 Packages 500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/flexiondotorg/playground/ubuntu hirsute/main i386 Packages *** 21.04.3 500 500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu devel/universe amd64 Packages 500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu devel/universe i386 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
What am I doing wrong?
P.S.: I'm on devel branch (rolling rhino) on my laptop.