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Re: What's going on with "testing"?

On Tue, 2003-05-20 at 13:02, Richard Kimber wrote:
> On Tue, 20 May 2003 12:25:39 -0400
> David Z Maze <dmaze@debian.org> wrote:
> > I want to say that a couple of packages got forced into testing
> > (python2.2 and libvorbis0a come to mind, but I think there are others)
> > because several things depended on them directly or indirectly, a
> > small number of packages conflicted with the newer versions but
> > weren't being updated, and so were holding everything else up.
> > There's been a push to try to make testing a little more current, and
> > so packages that other packages depended on were pushed in, allowing
> > more things to move into testing as well, even though they broke other
> > packages' dependencies.
> So what should the ordinary not-terribly-expert user do, just keep doing
> apt-get upgrade as usual in the hope that it will eventually sort itself
> out?

Or you could, when doing "apt-get -u upgrade", note which packages
are getting held back, and manually "apt-get -u install" them.

Then, the reason(s) why said packages were held back would become

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