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Re: Installing only subset of packages from specific Debian snapshot

Since question is solely about installing, why can't you just on a standard stable Debian installation add those two snapshots apt entries, and given if those additional packages from snapshots in general compatible with stable environment, apt-get them from snapshots by specifying their snapshot versions?

On January 9, 2016 11:40:33 PM EST, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:
>On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 10:50 PM, Zoran Plesivcak wrote:
>> Is this possible at all:
>>  - running stable Debian (not snapshot)
>>  - installing subset of packages from snapshot testing (snapshot
>>  - installing subset of packages from snapshot testing (snapshot
>This isn't provided by snapshot at this time, because snapshot only
>stores the exact files that were in the Debian archive at the time and
>what you are suggesting would require changes to the apt metadata
>> I wasn't able to find the way to do this.
>Theoretically you could do it by editing the apt metadata, storing
>that in a local web server and having that server redirect to snapshot
>for the source/binary packages.

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