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Re: Using unstable for certain packages

On 04/12/2013 02:16 PM, Tom Browder wrote:
> 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,
> -Tom
Which package do you need from the unstable ?
I can try to create a short workflow for it.

a good place to start with debian packages is the New Maintainer Guide:


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