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Re: Logging practices (and why does it suck in Debian?)

Peter Cordes <peter@llama.nslug.ns.ca> writes:
> On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 07:29:05PM -0700, Tim Uckun wrote:
> > Ideally the packages themselves should be labled stable, milestone, 
> > snapshot (or something similar) and you ought to be able to subscribe to 
> > packages themselves.  This way if you trust the authors of a package (say 
> > postgres) then you could subscribe to postgres snapshot, but if you are not 
> > so sure about mozzilla you could subscribe to mozilla milestone.
>  Well, assuming the version of the package in stable is stable, and the
> version in unstable is a snapshot, then you can do this with apt.  According
> to apt-preferences(8), installing a package from unstable will cause your
> system to track the unstable version of that package for future upgrades.
> This seems to work, from what I've seen :)

The trouble is, unstable packages tend to rely on a new version of
things like libc6 and other important shared libraries that I don't
want to upgrade because it would destabilize the whole system.

What I'd like to see is some kind of "snapshot" status where it was
linked against the "stable" versions of all the common libraries etc.


William R Ward        hermit@bayview.com      http://www.bayview.com/~hermit/
"Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others."-Groucho Marx

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