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Re: Using unstable for certain packages

On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 6:59 AM, Alex Mestiashvili
<alexander.mestiashvili@biotec.tu-dresden.de> wrote:
> 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?
> 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
> environment.

Sounds like good advice, Alex--a happy medium between ad hoc local
updates and a probably more controlled build and local install.  I
shall look into how to do that.

Best regards,


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