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Re: staying in stable but compiling for sid

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?
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> Is there any other elegant solution? I have heard about chroot, pbuilder
> etc., Will they be of any help in this scenario?

I am happy to report that I have had successful results both with pbuilder
and pdebuild. It took some time for me to figure out the right sequence of
commands for each of them. So I wrote up a short "HOWTO" giving the exact
commands used from start to finish. They can be found at


They might not be useful if you are already familiar with pbuilder,
pdebuild. But I am thinking they might be useful for someone browsing the


Kamaraju S Kusumanchi

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