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Re: What are the dangers of using packages from both stable and testing?

On Saturday 31 July 2004 10:52 am, Carl Fink wrote:
> BTW, using information from
> 	http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-pkg_basics.en.html
> section 6.14, you can quite easily recompile a Sid package using the Woody
> libraries to run under Woody (unless the program requires actual features
> not available in the older libs).

Which a vast heaping many of them probably do.  Woody is 40,000 years old, and 
developers don't like to be constrained to features that were only available 
when mankind was first taming fire.  Not when there's some new API call that 
combines a kitchen sink with a microwave oven and a motorcycle, and all it 
takes to get it is to force everyone to upgrade libflummy to the latest CVS 

Michael McIntyre  ----   Silvan <dmmcintyr@users.sourceforge.net>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek;  registered Linux user #243621

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