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

i would just upgrade your whole system to unstable
its not actually unstable, just not ridiculously conservatively

if i was running a server i would stick with stable, but
for desktops (i dont see why amsn would be running on a server)
i would go unstable all the way.


Jesus Climent wrote:
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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