Re: Is the stable/unstable split broken?
On Sun, Jan 28, 2001 at 12:41:54AM -0500, Russell Nelson wrote:
> Here's the problem as I see it. I want to run an operating system
> where I get to choose the level of instability. So, when I run
> "apt-get update", I only want to get stable packages downloaded. On
> the other hand, I want to be able to run Python 2.0, for example.
> Debian's only answer is that I should either install 2.0 in
> /usr/local, or else upgrade to unstable. The first makes me wonder
> what problem dpkg is supposed to be solving, if the first answer to
> any problem is "work around it". The second is unacceptable for the
> reason I just outlined.
The newer versions of apt allow "tags" for precisely this. There was
announcement on -devel or -devel-announce several months ago. Check
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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