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Re: FAQ for debian-mentors

Ismael Valladolid Torres dijo [Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 12:54:18PM +0200]:
> Is it in some way "mandatory" using sid as the developing and
> packaging environment?
> I usually have stable installed, and even have built some simple
> packages against stable dependencies. Wouldn't they have a chance of
> getting into Debian mainstream because of this?

It is mandatory. Stable is stable is stable, and it is not meant to be
modified unless necessary (this means, unless there is a vulnerability
or a grave functionality bug). All development is made in unstable - If
you upload a package built in stable it may not even work. Many
important system libraries, compilers and interpreters have changed. You
_will_ find important problems if you do your Debian development work
in stable.

You could set up an unstable chroot environment on which to work in your
system, or use pbuilder.


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