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Re: What's the right way to get an unbroken mc package installed in Stretch




On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 08:36:30AM -0400, bw wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Aug 2018, Felix Miata wrote:
> > I configured stretch-backports in sources.list, but apparently
> > it has no newer mc version available. 4.8.21 is on the mirrors, so I downloaded
> > it from a mirror and installed it with dpkg. It works fine, but now apt is
> > broken

https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian

> >From what I have read, the way to do it would be backport the necessary 
> pkgs yourself from testing.  

And the procedure for doing this is at
<https://wiki.debian.org/SimpleBackportCreation>.  The IRC bots have a
simplified recipe as well, under the factoid name "simple sid backport"
or "ssb" for short.