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

On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 08:47:09AM EST, Daniel Baumann wrote:

> 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.

No. I have installed a base lenny system on another partition and will
reinstall the applications I need one at a time asap.

> > 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.

Thanks much for your timely response!


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