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Re: Safely adding unstable to a stable/etch sources.list

Chris Jones wrote:
> Before I take the plunge, I would like to make sure I got this right ..
> and in particular that the "apt-get update" is not going to screw up my
> apt system. 

if you do 'apt-get update && apt-get install live-helper' and revert
your sources.list afterwards, this is safe and will not damage your system.

if you want to have sid repository permanently in your sources.list,
read man apt_preferences for pinning unstable lower than stable.

> Also, what's the difference between debootstrap and cdebootstrap?

debootstrap is shell and the official used tool; cdebootstrap is
reimplementation in c, faster but usually less good supported.

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