discusses bootchart, one reply notes its lack of availability in squeeze (in 2009) and, apt-cache search bootchart doesnt give any results, so i'm wondering if it's still not available in squeeze repos (which, it doesnt seem to be). This prompts a couple of 'beginner questions':
1.) Is there an alternative to bootchart that is preferred
2.) Is there a non-apt way to install bootchart that is preferred to installing from sid
3.) When is it appropriate to install a single package from sid, what are the risks associated with doing so
4.) What is the procedure for installing a single package from sid if one decides to do so
5.) more generally, why does this occur? When squeeze goes stable, i can understand packages are removed for various reasons, i just presume those packages are then put in 'contrib' or non-free or something. just curious.
Note, these questions are also prompted re: flashplugin-mozilla which i've not been able to install via apt on squeeze.
Thanks for any advice,
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