[Gllug] How to install a Debian unstable package on a Debian testing/stable system
sean at uncertainty.org.uk
Thu May 15 15:58:56 UTC 2003
Richard Jones wrote:
> I'm sure this is a FAQ, but it's not in the Debian FAQ anyway :-(
> I've got a working Debian/testing system, but I need a Debian/unstable
> package to be installed. Unfortunately this depends on several other
> unstable packages (perl >= 5.8 for a start).
> How can I configure APT to let me install this package & all the ones
> it needs, but only those? - I don't want to turn the whole system into
> an unstable one.
the best way may be to back port that package
I have only done this for one package but it was fairly simple
some of the instructions are here
its the same idea as source rpms - but different scripts.
I managed to get the package I wanted without having to upgrade anything
many backports are already available ...
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