Re: When Debian 4.1 will arrive... will anyone care?
On Fri, Apr 20, 2007 at 03:17:34PM +1000, Craig Sanders <email@example.com> wrote:
> why the obsession with backports?
> contrary to popular belief and self-delusion, 'stable+backports' is NO
> LONGER STABLE.
> the only 'advantage' to using 'stable+backports' over 'stable+some
> packages from unstable or testing' is that you don't have that nasty
> label 'unstable'. to get that crucially important 'benefit', you're
> using packages from a repository with unsigned packages by unknown
> IMO, if you need a 'stable' system with some newer packages, you're
> better off learning how apt's pinning stuff works than bothering with
> backports. it's not hard.
There is a very good reason to prefer backports over unstable/testing
packages got with pinning: the glibc.