Re: testing, unstable, and dependencies
On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 05:48:17PM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> Typically most packages in unstable can be recompiled for stable.
Anything with library dependencies is inconvenient, more so with the number
of libraries and dependencies of those libraries.
apt-get source -b hello works great, though.
It's always a great relief to find that someone has already done the
backport and published it; even more so if they maintain it (thanks,
cjwatson, for subversion).
> Even for the occasional program (eg. gramps) that has a large number of
> dependancies on programs in unstable, it stills (surprisingly) seems to
> work fine on unstable (I modified the dependancies). I have only seen one
> package so far that won't easily compile for stable (ironically my
> package, fpm).
Try any GNOME application (KDE 2 will likely install as binary, since those
packages are pretty much unchanged, or were the last time I looked).