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Re: Bits from the dpkg maintainer

On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 11:20 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 08:30:07AM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > > Historically we always wanted to be able to use all the source in the
> > > archive with the tools available in stable.  If that policy is still
> > > true you would be able to use the new features by the time edge releases
> > > with the new dpkg.  That is in some 10 to 18 months :)
> > > 
> > That's sadly totally untrue.  Either you mean "use all the source in the
> > archive with the DPKG-DEV available in stable"
> Yes, that's what we mean. The reason is that for various things (e.g.,
> buildd, ftp-mastery, ...), we need to be able to manipulate source
> packages with the tools in stable. Note, I said "manipulate", not
> "build".
Why can't you just install the unstable ones?

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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