On Apr 12, 2013 3:29 PM, "Alex Mestiashvili" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 04/12/2013 02:16 PM, Tom Browder wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 6:59 AM, Alex Mestiashvili
> > <email@example.com> 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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Then again, if you build from source, you'll lose the automatic upgrade feature provided by apt/aptitude.
Anyone, please correct me if I'm wrong.