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Re: Is the stable/unstable split broken?

>>>>> "Russell" == Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com> writes:

    Russell> I propose that Debian eliminate the concept of the stable
    Russell> vs unstable distributions, and instead have a
    Russell> meta-package called "stable".  If I say "apt-get upgrade
    Russell> stable", that upgrades me to the latest version of
    Russell> stable, which of course also fetches all the packages it
    Russell> depends on.

If I understand correctly, you want to be able to:
apt-get install stable    (to install stable)
apt-get install xyz       (to install the latest unstable version of xyz)

the second operation would automatically remove stable - not good...
Think of security updates for stable.

Also, what happens if I were to type in:

apt-get upgrade

would that automatically replace all packages on my mostly stable
system with unstable packages?

Have you looked at the new features in the new version of apt (CVS
version, or has that been released now?). They might already address
the problems you want to fix.
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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