Re: Getting only selected unstable debs with apt-get
apt-get source doesnt take care of dependencies.
> Scott V. McGuire wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Is there any way to get just selected unstable packages using apt-get,
> > like mutt 1.2? If I put lines for unstable in sources.list I think I
> > will get the unstable versions of all packages. Is that right?
> Only if you do something along the lines of apt-get upgrade while your
> sources.list is pointed at unstable. What you could do is modify your
> sources.list to point at unstable, do "apt-get install foo" where foo is a
> list of the packages you want to upgrade, then modify your sources.list to
> point back at stable.
> However, chances are you'll wind up needing to have so mahy base packages
> upgraded to the unstable version - such as libc6, for example - that you
> would almost be as well off to simply upgrade the whole shebang to unstable.
> An alternate method that *might* work is leave the deb lines in your
> sources.list pointing at stable, but insert deb-src lines that point at
> unstable. Then do an apt-get update, then do "apt-get source -b foo".
> This'll grab the source packages, compile them on your machine, and then
> generate a deb that can be installed via "dpkg -i foo.deb". I *really*
> don't know about any possible library conflicts. But it just might work.
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