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apt-setup: Should propose using t-p-u when testing is installed

Package: apt-setup
Severity: wishlist

After a (short) discussion in -devel, I came up with the proposal of
activating "testing-proposed-updates" when users install testing, in a
similar way that we currently propose activating volatile when they
install stable.

So, sending this as a bug report against apt-setup. I suggest this is
done post-squeeze.

Quoting Paul Wise (pabs@debian.org):
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 6:38 PM, Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:
> > Quoting Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org):
> >
> >> > Hmhm, out of curiosity, why is t-p-u “way riskier”.
> >>
> >> Mostly because there isn't any large pool of systems using t-p-u the way
> >> there is for unstable, so the aging process where we get testing in
> >> unstable before migrating the package never happens.  This means uploads
> >
> > I wonder whether we (in D-I) could add t-p-u to the list of proposed
> > repositories when users install testing. We already propose security
> > and volatile (defaulting to both added): the same mechanism could be
> > made for t-p-u when users install testing.
> Sounds like a good idea to me. When they reject t-p-u you could either
> add it commented out or with pinning such that it is not selected by
> default but when packages from it are selected then they are kept
> upgraded within it until the packages migrate to testing itself. AFAIK
> to achieve that you need pinning priorities > 500 and < 1000.
> -- 
> bye,
> pabs
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