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?
> 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