Like http://backports.debian.org/ ?
A proposal for an always-releasable Debian
Posted May 12, 2013 1:48 UTC (Sun) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
With PPA, each package is it's own repository, so you enable the package you want and don't think about it again.
Posted May 16, 2013 3:55 UTC (Thu) by jmorris42 (guest, #2203)
Posted May 16, 2013 5:52 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
the information at http://backports.debian.org seems to say that the way to do this is to add backports to your sources.list file, which will pull in every package in backports (which is almost as bad as moving to testing)
The only other way I've installed a package from testing or backports was to go to packages.debian.org, search for the package, and then download and install the .deb manually, which doesn't get updated after that.
What do I not know?
Posted May 16, 2013 7:02 UTC (Thu) by rhertzog (subscriber, #4671)
All backports are deactivated by default (i.e. the packages are pinned to 100 by using ButAutomaticUpgrades: yes in the Release files. If you want to install something from backports run:
apt-get -t squeeze-backports install "package"
So you're wrong.
Posted May 16, 2013 9:57 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
I didn't know that apt/deb even had the ability to have a repo with packages in it that are newer than what you have installed without auto-upgrading to them. the only place I had run across that was in source distros like Gentoo.
It's always good to learn new things.
Posted May 19, 2013 21:04 UTC (Sun) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
Posted May 19, 2013 21:35 UTC (Sun) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
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