Mixed stable/unstable

One thing that I forgot to mention about setting up a mixed stable/unstable system using Debian. After you've made the change to apt.conf, added unstable to the sources.list file, and done an apt-get update, the command to install packages specifically from unstable is apt-get install package/unstable.

Due to dependencies, one may have to specify multiple packages at once to pull in a whole set. If libc is different in unstable from testing, this can get rather annoying, of course.

The only problem I've encountered with Mozilla so far is that for some reason WindowMaker can't figure out how to start it in the right virtual desktop. Not sure what's up with that. I should probably submit a bug; not sure which package the bug would be against.

Posted: 2003-06-01 10:06 — Why no comments?

i am building a small, temporary pedestal for you. :)

Posted by piranha at 2003-06-01 16:16

If libc is different in unstable from testing, this can get rather annoying, of course.

of course. yes. well, so much for doing this tonight with my eyelids on halfmast. :) oh look, i see that pedestal teetering! lucky you, you were not standing on it.

Posted by piranha at 2003-06-02 22:01

Except it isn't different at the moment, at least that I've noticed. And I did install Mozilla from unstable, so I should have noticed if it had been different.

Posted by eagle at 2003-06-03 10:28

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