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Re: Wondering how long it usually takes for a package to move from stable-p-u




I didn't saw the question sent twice and answered here.

As answered in [1], I think Luke doesn't need such complicated things
to get his update. To my understanding, just adding
stretch-proposed-updates to /etc/apt/sources.list will solve the
requirement.

[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2019/04/msg00470.html

Regards,
Pierre

Le jeu. 11 avr. 2019 à 15:02, Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx> a écrit :
>
> On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 09:51:11AM -0300, Francisco M Neto wrote:
> > On Thu, 2019-04-11 at 08:20 +0400, Jerome BENOIT wrote:
> > > And is there any way I can install just that one package as the
> > > > newer
> > > > version on debian stretch without changing the repos to testing for
> > > > the
> > > > whole OS?
> > >
> > > I guess that the best you can do is to build your own package from
> > > the debian source material.
> >
> >       Alternatively, if the package has been updated in testing you
> > can download the .deb and install it manually with 'dpkg -i'.
>
> ABSOLUTELY NOT.
>
> Do not EVER install a package from "testing" on a "stable" release.
>
> If there is a backport of the package, you may use that.
>
> If there is not, you may attempt to backport it yourself.  This may be
> easy, difficult, or impossible, depending on the build dependencies of
> the package.
>
> If a backport is not feasible, you may build the package manually from
> upstream sources and install in /opt or /usr/local.
>