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Re: Using recent packages on stable systems (Was: Depends available in other PPA's)


On 03/08/2018 11:27 AM, Andreas Tille wrote:

- a lot of people are going to show up running ubuntu.  What might you all
recommend?  In theory ubuntu people could add debian testing to
I do not think that it is a good idea to mix Debian testing with Ubuntu
randomversion.  IMHO the most sensible way to go would be to use the
backporting system the NeuroDebian team has developed.  They are doing
automatic backports to Debian stable / oldstable and several Ubuntu
versions.  Its a real pitty that this nifty system is only used by
NeuroDebian and nobody took the time to make this a bit more generic to
make it useful for all Blends (NeuroDebian team are basically two very
kind and helpful but totally overworked people who will not spent their
time to port their scripting system for any other use - so we are on our
own if we want to use it).
Hmm... the 'Get NeuroDebian' section at neuro.debian.net does look nice.

I don't suppose the code for the backporting system is hosted at a particular place that I could take a look at?  Since I am new I probably couldn't/shouldn't do much, but I would be interested in taking a look.


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