apt-cudf-get - wrapper for calling apt-get with external solvers
- apt-cudf-get [arguments]
is a wrapper that allows one to invoke apt-get
external solvers while ignoring apt's pinning.
All options are passed on to apt-get.
Normally, apt uses so-called pinning to select a candidate version of a package
in case there are several versions available. This also holds when calling
apt-get with external solvers. However, when it is not possible to find a
solution under this constraint, it may be useful to relax pinning and to allow
the external solver to choose among all available versions of packages in
order to satisfy dependencies, not only those that are selected by the
pinning. This is precisely what apt-cudf-get does.
Note that, when using an external solver, the proposed solution may contain any
available version of the packages that are given as arguments to install on
the command line without specifying a version qualifier.
apt-cudf-get --solver aspcud install ocaml
may propose to install any available version of ocaml, while
apt-cudf-get --solver aspcud install ocaml=4.01.0
will only propose to install ocaml in version 4.01.0
Pietro Abate and Roberto Di Cosmo
Not all types of arguments to apt are correctly treated by this wrapper, in
particular not the + pkg
shorthands for installation
and removal requests.