I knew I could pin a package version, setting up an
/etc/apt/preferences file, please see
newtonfn on the ubuntuforums elegantly worked this resource out to set up a priority to repositories as well.
In this particular example, the
medibuntu repos are set to have a lower priority, so that any package present in two repos from the
/etc/apt/sources.list (here, medibuntu and skype) gets installed and upgraded preferably from the other repo (the skype one in the example):
Package: * Pin: release l=Medibuntu Pin-Priority: 400
A package present only in the
medibuntu repo will be installed/upgraded from
medibuntu. As I said, very elegant!