Re: mixing stable and testing
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On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 06:31:24PM -0800, David Rothenberger wrote:
> IIUC, that messages describes how to install binary packages. In fact,
> the whole thread seemed to focus on that. The Debian Reference (section
> 6.4.10) suggests that it's better to compile from source packages, so you
> don't end up upgrading libc, for example. Is this really true?
Yes. You should be able to do this with apt, even. Just add lines
for testing and/or unstable, but only the deb-src lines. Then, when
you want to build a package from testing or unstable, as root...
# apt-get -b build-dep <package>
# apt-get -b source <package>
This can get complex, and in cases where packages needed to build are
in unstable, but not stable, it Just Won't Work.
I would double-check http://www.backports.org/ and
http://www.apt-get.org/ to make sure there isn't a source with
prebuilt packages already first.
.''`. Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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