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Re: support for experimental? (was: Re: annoying 4gb seg fixup)

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:11, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr.
<bss@iguanasuicide.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 February 2010 11:39:32 Kelly Clowers wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 03:52, Chris Bannister
>> <mockingbird@earthlight.co.nz> wrote:
>> > On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 07:06:33AM -0600, John Hasler wrote:
>> >> Chris writes:
>> >> > experimental is unsupported on this list.
>> >>
>> >> That isn't true, though there may be few (if any) other people here
>> >> using any given package therefrom.
>> >
>> > I wouldn't reccommend that its ok to mix experimental, etc. willy nilly,
>> > and then expect to get help when it all goes belly up.
> Agreed.  I'd most likely suggest that you purge the package and install the
> unstable version to try and reproduce the issue.
> ISTR one of the DDs on debian-kde requesting volunteers to install some
> packages from experimental and report bugs.  But generally, packages in
> experimental may not be fit for end-users and the DDs may not want bug reports
> yet.
>> <shug> Experimental works fine for me, generally.
> Note that adding experimental to your /etc/apt/sources.list{.d} is not
> sufficient to actually start pulling packages from there.

I am aware of this. I manually choose the experimental versions (or not).
Currently, I have quit a few, including dev versions of gtk, atk, glib, cairo,
and various apps.

Kelly Clowers

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