RE: Simple apt-get question
> I installed PostgreSQL to work with, and I noticed that it
> said that it was version 6.5 or so, and to just grab the
> newer package from the unstable tree. So my question is,
> how do I go about grabbing just _one_ package, and of
> course, any dependencies (as few as possible, I hope. I
> have a very slow dial-up connection) from the unstable
> branch when my /etc/apt.sources.list is set up for the
> stable tree?
you don't. If you want an unstable package you either:
a) upgrade to unstable
b) grab the source from unstable and compile it yourself. This is fairly
painless these days. grab the orig.tar.gz, the dsc and the diff.gz file. do
dpkg-source -x foo.dsc. cd foo-ver. Look in debian/control. If there is a
Build-Depends line, install any packages listed there. Make sure you have
fakeroot installed. Then do dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc -tc.