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Re: mixing stable and testing

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On Monday 01 September 2003 04:03 pm, Vikki Roemer wrote:
> Hi
> I was wondering if it's possible to run a few testing apps on a
> (otherwise) stable system.  See, I'm running a server so I don't want
> to run testing, per se, but I want metalog and testing's gnupg (I'm
> having problems with stable's gnupg and my keyring, so I'm hoping
> going back to testing's gnupg will solve all my problems).  So I was
> wondering if it would be possible to do that, considering that
> testing and stable have different libc versions.
> TIA, and apologies for the stupid newbie question.
> --
> Vikki Roemer        Homepage: http://neuromancer.homelinux.com/
> Registered Linux user #280021   http://counter.li.org/

You would need to setup a /etc/apt/preferences file, add testing to yor 
sources.list, and use pinning. Even so libc6 (upgrade) will be a depend 
on anythig from Testing. For what you want, it may be safer/easier to 
use 'apt-source' and build the few packages you want. If you are lucky 
there won't be any depends or only a couple that you will have to also 
build. You may need to run 'apt-get build-dep' in order to build your 
package, you would get an error message to this effect.
- -- 
Greg Madden
Debian GNU/Linux
Version: GnuPG v1.2.2 (GNU/Linux)


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