Re: Simple apt-get question
* Sean 'Shaleh' Perry <email@example.com> [171100 17:16]:
> > I installed PostgreSQL to work with, and I noticed that it
> > said that it was version 6.5 or so, and to just grab the
> > newer package from the unstable tree. So my question is,
> > how do I go about grabbing just _one_ package, and of
> > course, any dependencies (as few as possible, I hope. I
> > have a very slow dial-up connection) from the unstable
> > branch when my /etc/apt.sources.list is set up for the
> > stable tree?
> you don't. If you want an unstable package you either:
> a) upgrade to unstable
> b) grab the source from unstable and compile it yourself. This is fairly
> painless these days. grab the orig.tar.gz, the dsc and the diff.gz file. do
> dpkg-source -x foo.dsc. cd foo-ver. Look in debian/control. If there is a
> Build-Depends line, install any packages listed there. Make sure you have
> fakeroot installed. Then do dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc -tc.
I'm fairly new to Debian as well...but I run a few packages from unstable and I did not "upgrade to unstable".
All I did was add the following line to my sources.list:
deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
I only use this line when I want to get one or two packages. Most of the
time I keep it commented out so Apt ignores it.
apt-get -s install <the package you want>
-s "simulates" an install so you can see what apt is gonna do. If you are
okay with its actions, re-run the command without the -s
apt-get install <the package you want>
rob jacobs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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