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Re: Debian for enterprise

Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:
On Sunday 16 November 2003 11:54, John L. Fjellstad wrote:

The newbie wouldn't pick it from the crackers site, because the
newbie would just change his sources.list file to point at testing or

Not if he wants to use stable. snort in unstable depends on libc6 (>= 2.3.2-1), so upgrading to snort in unstable means upgrading libc6 to unstable. Really, newbies do run servers (I do), and they know that server should be on stable (I do), but it is not easy to know what you should do to very outdated packages. And I mean, the core question is: What is the advantage of not updating packages, when the package is in question is so old you shouldn't use it?



Set you apt preferences file to allow testing on a lower priority than stable packages.
Add -testing to your sources list.

When you do 'apt-get upgrade' you will only update stable->stable and (maybe) testing->testing updates. If it doesn't do testing->testing, then you have to do each one of them manually.

This allows you to use stable as the default installation and then pull in spamassassin (for example) from the testing branch to get something more up to date without forcing everything into a -testing environment.

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