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Re: staying in stable but compiling for sid

On Fri, 2007-04-13 at 17:33 -0400, Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:
> Hi all
>     I want to run software only from Stable (ie Etch) when I am doing
> non-debian related work. However, when I am doing debian related work
> (ex :- fixing some bugs in the BTS) I want to work in unstable (ex :-
> compile packages for sid). Is this kind of think possible?
> The easiest idea is to run two machines one with unstable and one with
> stable. But I dont have the luxury of running two machines.
> I also thought of installing 2 Debian versions on the same machine and
> sharing the /home directory. But I am skeptical about compatibility of rc
> files across different versions. (Ex:- vim 7's rc files may not work with
> vim 6's rc files etc.,)
> Is there any other elegant solution? I have heard about chroot, pbuilder
> etc., Will they be of any help in this scenario?

Yes, this is what you are looking for.

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