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Re: Using unstable for certain packages

On 04/12/2013 01:33 PM, Tom Browder wrote:
> Is it possible to fine tune the package sources so as to use unstable
> only for certain packages?
> Best  regards,
> -Tom

You can try it, but in most cases it is not a good idea.

Most of the packages have dependencies which are not available in stable
or testing and if you try to get all of them, than  after some time your
system will be a mix of unstable and stable/testing....

I suggest to get the source packages instead and rebuild them for your
Often you'll need to change some versions of deps in debian/control file
and do some little hacks, but in general it works much better than
installing debs from unstable.


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