Re: Unofficial Debian 'testing' FAQ (was Re: Packages in queue for woody?)
Jules Bean writes:
> On Sat, Dec 08, 2001 at 07:46:11PM +0100, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
> > I'm missing the most important question:
> > 1.1 Is testing secure?
> How about:
> Q: Are special arrangements made for security fixes?
> A: Security fixes should be of high urgency, so they will be installed
> after a shorter wait. Other than that, no. Users concerned with
> security are recommended to subscribe to the appropriate lists to
> monitor security advisories, and use the 'pin' feature of apt to
> selectively install only certain packages from unstable.
To keep track of all upgradeable testing packages in their
installation people can use the (new) script apt-show-versions.
apt-get install `apt-show-versions -u -b | fgrep testing`
would upgrade all upgradeable testing packages even if your normal
distribution is stable.