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A proposal for an always-releasable Debian

A proposal for an always-releasable Debian

Posted May 16, 2013 7:02 UTC (Thu) by rhertzog (subscriber, #4671)
In reply to: A proposal for an always-releasable Debian by dlang
Parent article: A proposal for an always-releasable Debian

From http://backports.debian.org/Instructions/ :

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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"
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So you're wrong.


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A proposal for an always-releasable Debian

Posted May 16, 2013 9:57 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

Thanks for the correction and additional info.

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.

A proposal for an always-releasable Debian

Posted May 19, 2013 21:04 UTC (Sun) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164) [Link]

note that this is also how openSUSE handles stuff since years. Go to software.opensuse.org/packages and the software you find will (with One-click-install) enable a repo. The average openSUSE user has like 10 repos or more with extra or newer software. Heck, one of these obs repos makes openSUSE a rolling-release distro: tumbleweed. Yep, all that because we got zypper and OBS which, frankly, kick the ass of any other distro's infrastructure.

A proposal for an always-releasable Debian

Posted May 19, 2013 21:35 UTC (Sun) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

umm. This is very much possible in a number of RPM based distros including Fedora, openSUSE etc.


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