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Mixing releases can be necessary when you need a more up-to-date version of a software in a system running on package management and not (yet) providing later package versions.
For example, we need the latest git on your Debian Lenny system, because you updated your Eclipse plugins, and now the git integration refuses to work with your old client. Shoot! Let's check what to do to fix this...
Things to do
Edit /etc/apt/sources.list (or create/edit a file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
If you have internet connection then .. You will have no problems at all for installing any new software in debian. But sometimes internet doesn't belong to you due to various reasons like::
1. you have not submitted your bills
2. Wrong network configuration
3. Travelling into a remote area...etc
Then suddenly you feel to install some software or application or game..Then what you do....
I have a small and difficult solution for you....
Do the following...
Fully automatic installations make sense when you need to install a vast number of machines. For Debian (but not limited to it) there is the FAI project that helps you with those kind of undertakings.
When FAI uses Debian packages (i.e. .deb files) for installation the automatic installation process gets into trouble when such a package asks for manual configuration interactively. Really, this is not specific to FAI: The Debian installer (the installation wizard guiding you through...
This is just a quick note to myself. I spend a lot of time in the perl debugger (perl -d -e 1) and CPAN (perl -MCPAN -e shell) in Ubuntu and hate the way that when I get to the perl shell my keyboard cursor keys stop doing useful things like scrolling through my history and start producing garbage like "^[[A", "^[[B" "^[[C" and "^[[D" (up arrow, down arrow, right arrow and left arrow respectively).
I have fixed this several times on other boxes,...