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Re: how do I get a Sid package on a Woody system?

On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 09:14:40AM +0900, Sean Schertell wrote:
> On Saturday 31 July 2004 06:29 am, Eric D. Hedekar wrote:
> > I've been wanting to get AMSN messenger


> Sure, no sweat.  Just edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and wherever you 
> see the word "stable", change it to "unstable".  Then "apt-get update", 
> then "apt-get install the_package_you_want".  After your done, don't 
> forget to change your source.list back to the way it was and apt-get 
> update again.

Do not do that. You will end up with a mixture of woody and sid packages which
might break some things.

Use www.backports.org or www.apt-get.org to check for some packages which have
been backported.

Or upgrade to sid. I have had few problems in the last years with it. Or to
Sarge which will become the next stable quite soon (hopefully).


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