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Re: Some myths regarding apt pinning

On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 14:59:17 +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> Since some people seem to thing apt pinning can solve all problems with 
> outdated packages in stable I want to explain why this is wrong:
> apt pinning is good if you are running testing but need a package (e.g.
> a security update) from unstable.
> There are people that use apt pinning to install packages from unstable 
> on a woody system. This is bad because nearly every installation of a 
> package from unstable pulls a new libc6 and it's also possible that it 
> pulls a new Perl and Python. Then some _very_ essential components of 
> your system are upgraded to the potentially more buggy versions in 
> unstable.

The testing distribution has *exactly* the same problem, as the
unstable libc is different from the testing libc.

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