Re: "stable" security updates when installing "testing" (sarge)??
On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 11:00:38AM +0200, Jörg Hartmann wrote:
> I'm just netinstalling Debian sarge ("testing") on a VMWare guest, and while
> doing this I selected Debian's (automatic) security updates functionality.
> So now I notice that while Debian loads "testing" packages for the
> netinstall itself, at the same time it loads "stable" packages from
> What the hack is this? Does the serurity updater always load "stable"
There are no security updates for testing, except for brief periods when
we're about to release it as the new stable and the security team start
paying attention to it.
> Will this harm the "testing" installation?
Probably not. Usually the packages in stable-security will have lower
version numbers than those in testing and so won't even be considered
for installation. If they are considered they'll probably be OK; the
worst that's likely to happen is that they won't be installable.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]