[debian] sid/squeeze on freerunner

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 14:43:11 CEST 2009

2009/6/24 Nikita V. Youshchenko <yoush at debian.org>:
> If running debian on freerunner, you may use aptitude or apt-get to install
> whatever package from sid (or testing, or whatever depending of your apt
> sources configuration).

yes, but the packages i need require a long chain of dependencies from
sid/squeeze, and i don't want to do that - i'll get a broken system
very quickly. i'd rather get the whole OS

is there way in lenny to reliably upgrade to sid/squeeze?

i've heard the idea of changing all instances of 'lenny' to 'sid' in
the sources.list file, but that sounds very flaky

> If not running debian, installing debian packages may or may not work
> depending on low-level factors, better not to do that.

yes, agreed. i investigated that option, but there are some gnarly
preinst scripts which rely upon dpkg and all sorts

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