Re: Two suggestions for woody release
Thomas Bushnell, BSG <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 3) Developer says "your bug is fixed and you can get the fix by doing:
> apt-get --distribution=sid install FOO
> but be warned that this is not released, and so it (and newer
> versions of things it depends on) might have bugs. Or, you can
> wait for the next release."
> 4) User says "Thanks! You rock!"
> So what is necessary for this to work?
> Two things. First, the --distribution option for apt should exist.
> Second, once the user has installed the package from some distribution
> other than their default, future apt-get runs automatically track the
> package in that non-default distribution.
This is already supported in apt-get in woody.
But I do not think it is a valid suggestion for a user running stable,
stable usually is too old. Pulling one package from sid will result
in a 50% Dist-Upgrade, because you would be forced to upgrade the
major parts libc6, debconf (and therefore perl) for a simple text-only
tool. A graphical UI will add X, some dependency on gtk++'ll add
 "You" meaning that apt-get will do this automatically.
Hey, da ist ein Ballonautomat auf der Toilette!
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