Re: How do I get Woody 'testing'?
I use knoppix (a debian installer) which contains a.o. debian testing.
Once my qt designer didn't work well with postgresql. The pinning method (by defining the file /etc/apt/preference) has proven very hepful in downgrading to the stable version.
So the answer to this question:
> I'm pretty new to Debian, but is it possible to "go back" to stable if
> testing causes problems? Or would you have to re-install at that
> point? :->
Yes. You can easily go back to the stable version, use pinning method. You don't have to reinstall debian.
On Thu, 10 Apr 2003 21:39:47 +0100
Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 01:08:47PM -0700, Maria Rodriguez wrote:
> > I'm pretty new to Debian, but is it possible to "go back" to stable if
> > testing causes problems? Or would you have to re-install at that
> > point? :->
> apt_preferences(5) does claim that you can pin a release above 1000 in
> order to tell apt to downgrade to get to it. I've never tried it,
> though, and wouldn't want to claim that all packages will be happy with
> it: it's not really a supported thing to do. However, with a bit of work
> :-), it should be possible.
> Colin Watson [email@example.com]
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