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Re: Some myths regarding apt pinning

On Son, 2003-01-26 at 01:37, Nick Phillips wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 25, 2003 at 04:27:09PM +0100, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> > Those not wanting to pull libc/unstable etc. should probably just
> > recompile from source, which becomes ever easier with apt-src and
> > apt-build.
> Actually, this is often a nightmare. After following a huge long trail
> of versioned build-deps (all of which also need to be built), you'll likely
> come across one which requires a new unstable version of debhelper, which
> in turn will require po-debconf and a whole bunch of other stuff which
> you won't be able to build for stable (a new python is often in there, which
> will require new tk, tcl, tix...).

I see what you mean. For *some* simple pkgs, it works. You wouldn't want
to use this with any of the more complicated packages, gnome2 or such
things come to mind, I agree.

-- vbi

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