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Re: Forward porting a package

On Tue, 09 May 2017 at 22:48:23 +0000, Boylan, Ross wrote:
> I'm a little nervous about doing a chroot when the host system and
> the one in the chroot are from so many generations apart.

wheezy (Debian 7) to jessie (Debian 8) is only one release cycle. I would
expect a wheezy chroot to run well on a jessie kernel. I'd suggest
using some chroot wrapper like schroot, or perhaps a more elaborate
OS-container like lxc.

However, if you're concerned about using chroots, a wheezy virtual
machine on a jessie host is definitely something that can work well.
There are several approaches to this; I like libvirt-bin and its
virt-manager GUI.

Working with a copy of your valuable data rather than the original is
usually also a good idea :-)