Re: install kernel from testing on sarge
That means I will have to recursively upgrade half (not namely :-) of
the packages? If so, I shall think if I really need to upgrade the
kernel or wait a bit till etch will be released.
On 5 Sep 2006, at 06:50, Vladi Lemurov wrote:
I use debian sarge and would like to install the latest kernel from
"testing" (I need it to set dvb interfaces down without getting the
server hung), but keep all other packets from
"stable" distribution, so I could update them, install new and so on.
Is that possible, I mean "debian-way" (Of course, I can simply take
sources and compile the kernel myself, I am quite experienced at
that, but I switched to debian to minimize compiling packages and
would like to learn how to deal with such situation "debian-way").
Could you point the paper where it is described?
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Of course you can add the testing branche to your apt sources.list.
This would give the option to install any kernel in etch. Afterwards
you can delete the etch line in you branches tree so that no other
packages are installed from etch.
The only problem you should keep in mind: a newer kerner requires
newer packages. Some programs that are depending on these packages too
will have to be upgraded to the latest version or they won't work