Re: testing and unstable packages?
Ishwar Rattan wrote:
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Does it make any sense to mix testing and unstable
packages in updating the system (using apt-get)?
Any potential problems??
Coming to the question, right now it is not advisable to mix testing and
unstable. Unstable is in pretty bad shape right now with C++ ABI
transition, KDE transition, gcc4.0 transition etc. Certain programs like
labplot, mayavi etc., could not be installed/unusable on unstable while
they could be run (I think) on testing machines. You might also want to
look at `man apt_preferences` if you want to run a mixed distribution.
But it is generally believed that apt_preferences is for experts and can
potentially screw up a system if one is not careful.
Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
Graduate Student, MAE