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Re: Using unstable for certain packages

> 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.

I believe so. There are some debian source building tools and mepis
archives are usable perhaps best with pinning. I plan to experiment
with the latter but have no experience of it. I pinned experimental
debians firefox but it broke after a few updates. I expect mepis repos
to actually be more workable as they use the stable base and bild new

Incidentally. I do wonder if debian stable should accelerate some
packages which follow a more stable dev cycle like xfce-4.10 where it
has already been well tested.


'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

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