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Re: building unstable packages with stable

On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 08:08:14AM +0200, Geert Stappers wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 05:39:59PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > No; and, moreover, you should not be relying on machines not under your
> > (or Debian's) control in order to build binary packages that will be
> > uploaded to the Debian archive.  Sourceforge has certainly been
> > compromised in the past, and remains a high profile target; I wouldn't
> > want to see it used as a conduit for getting compromised software into
> > Debian.
> > 
> A way to compile unstable on a stable systems is like this:
> Run debootstrap on an unstable system,
> make a tarball of it and take it to the stable system
> unpack the tarball there and chroot into it.
> If there is interrest for it, I can set such tarballs
> for PowerPC and i386 online.

Compiling programs for unstable on stable systems is trivial.  The important
thing is to _test_ them on unstable.

 - mdz

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