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January 23, 2014 Leave a comment
ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM APACHELOGGER ===> http://apachelog.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/neon-5s-many-ppas-apt/
i will maintain a copy here for my own use .
Project Neon 5, the KDE Frameworks 5 version of Kubuntu‘s continuous KDE software delivery system, has more than one package repositories balancing quality and update frequency in different ways. This post is supposed to help those of you who, like me, wish to use whatever works best and therefore need to switch PPAs from time to time.
APT really comes in handy for this. As it allows you to pretty freely move between versions of a package through increasing pinning priority on a different PPA.
First you add all three repositories and create a file /etc/apt/preferences.d/kf5 containing:
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-neon-kf5-snapshot-weekly
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-neon-kf5-snapshot-daily
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-neon-kf5
Now all you need to do is increase the priority of any of the entries to switch to that snapshot and run
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
APT will then automagically move your entire KDE Frameworks 5 stack to the version in the PPA with the highest priority.