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Re: potato late, goals for woody (IMHO)

On 2000-05-02 at 17:28 +0200, Filip Van Raemdonck wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 30, 2000 at 12:43:17PM -0400, Daniel Burrows wrote:
* * *
> >   One way around this is to point your binary apt line at stable, but your
> > source apt line at unstable, so stuff you build from source is up-to-date.
> > (things like changes in policy might cause difficulty here, though)
> Which has become virtually impossible since about november.
> I have been compiling 'unstable' packages for a long time (I even used to
> compile potato packages on hamm in slink freeze), on 'stable' systems, but
> the last half year it has been nearly impossible to do so because lots of
> things just wouldn't compile anymore (on slink), because of either libraries
> being too much obsoleted versions or build tools (debian tools or regular
> tools) which were too old.

About the last straw for me earlier yesteray was when I tried to install
kernel-source-2.2.14 from potato onto a slink machine so I could build a
kernel image deb for the potato machine, but that would have required
fileutils (>= 4.0) and slink only has 3.16.  I decide to override the
dependency manually, and this worked fine.  However, even building from
source is becoming impractical on slink now, as you say.

-- Mike

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