Gentoo Package Management with Portage
Posted Jun 10, 2004 4:54 UTC (Thu) by modernjazz
Parent article: Gentoo Package Management with Portage
I tend to run Debian systems installed through Knoppix, and one thing has
always bothered me: I'd like to be able to get security updates without
also updating all the other packages on my system (if it ain't broke...).
One can get security updates by following either "stable" or "unstable."
Unfortunately, "stable" is quite old and doesn't update many of the
packages found on Knoppix; and in "unstable" the packages seem
to be replaced rather often (for many reasons besides security), so
staying current involves a lot of "package churn."
Does Portage provide a way to run current software and apply security
updates without the amount of package churn I see in Debian unstable? Or
perhaps there's something I'm missing in how to configure apt?
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