Re: Backports on Squeeze
On 07/01/2012 05:15 PM, Mark Panen wrote:
Is it safe to have backports enabled on a stable Squeeze 6.05 system?
I had Backports enabled on my Squeeze desktop system for quite some
time. I'd say only use Backports if you need it.
In my case, I had audio problems with the 2.6.32 kernel that were solved
in >2.6.35, so I used the kernels from Backports and did very well with
them. I also got LibreOffice from there, as Squeeze offers OpenOffice.
The version of Icedove in Backports is still too old to be useful. For
Icedove and Iceweasel, I recommend the Debian Mozilla APT archive:
Other than kernels and LibreOffice, I don't think I was using very much
from Backports, though it is a great resource if you want to keep a
Stable system but have use for what's in the archive at any given time.
It was very nice, in particular to be able to make an early transition
I did disable Backports, plus the Debian Mozilla team APT Archive AND
Debian Multimedia, when I did my in-place Squeeze-to-Wheezy upgrade. I
might need them in the future, but for now Wheezy is complete as far as
my needs are concerned.
Still, I do recommend Backports for Stable systems.