Re: Getting a Higher Version w/out upgrading
On Tuesday 31 December 2002 12:25 am, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> I'm still having problems with my ATI card. I know it's worked fine under
> XFree86 4.2, but Woody has X 4.1. How can I upgrade to X 4.2 w/out
> upgrading anything else or moving to unstable?
Thanks to all who responded. I took email@example.com's suggestion and
changed the line in sources.list so I could get X 4.2 from the testing
branch. Finally X works on my ATI card.
So this leads to another question: A data processing system I'm developing is
in Perl and w/ Perl 5.6.1, there is a problem in some date conversions I do
(I convert them to epoch seconds, etc.), and when I try to convert numbers
back to years, I get a "+" in front of some numbers and not others. This is
fixed in Perl 5.8.
When thinking about this, I wonder: Is there a way to easily specify and add
versions later than in stable for only specific packages? In other words, is
there some way I can do an apt-get and specify Perl 5.8 (assuming it's
already packaged) without having to move to the testing or unstable branch?
P.S. Once I'm sure I have all the things I need working, I will post a list
of the problems I've had (I've listed most of them earlier) and the
solutions. Since this was such a fsking fun research hunt for me, I think
that would make it easier for someone else in the future.