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Re: Backports on Squeeze

On Mon, Jul 02, 2012 at 08:10:07AM +0300, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> On Lu, 02 iul 12, 15:46:40, Chris Bannister wrote:
> > I think there is an issue  regarding security updates. Also I think you
> > need appropriate pinning, maybe wrong though.
> Would you care to elaborate on this? The default pinning (priority 100) 
> will make sure you do get updates, but don't install new backports 
> unless specifically requested.

So you need to keep physically checking (maybe apt-cache policy) when a
new backport is available? 

Ahh, OK I see debian-backports-changes@lists.debian.org, but seems
fairly high volume.

I have vague memories of when I was running iceweasel in Lenny from
backports I had to mess around with the -t switch for its dependencies
(xulrunner, and a libmoz library) because I didn't pin them but I had
iceweasel pinned. I followed the instructions from the backports
repository. But I see, now that backports is officially under the Debian
umbrella, that the instructions are different.

It was a while ago, and things change.

That is why I added "maybe wrong though." So the OP could double-check
for himself.

> > Also remember to disable backports before updating to wheezy.
> > Release notes will probably mention this.
> Shouldn't be necessary, the backports versioning is specifically 
> designed so that the version in testing is higher (the magic of ~)

But now that backports are official, that will no longer be valid?

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people
who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the 
oppressing." --- Malcolm X

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