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Old 03-03-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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stable+backports+couple of packages from etch


Currently I am using my system as follow:
stable distribution with GNOME + Xorg(backports).
Here is my sources.lst file
#For-Packages from CD-ROM 
#deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main

deb sarge main contrib 
deb-src sarge main contrib

#deb etch main contrib
#deb-src etch main contrib

#deb sid main contrib
#deb-src sid main contrib

deb sarge-backports main

#For Security patches
deb stable/updates main contrib
Now I would like to install a package which tells me to upgrade the following packages(which are available in testing repo)

libc6, libc6-dev libdirectfb-0.9-22 libglib2.0-0

I cannot find the above packages in the backport.

So my question is it ok if I upgrade the above packages from testing repo and then again start using my system with stable and backports repo? Does anyone know if my system will break packages in near future or is someone familiar with this kind of situation.?
Old 03-03-2006, 03:15 PM   #2
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If you use 'apt-cache policy package-name' you can get version info about it. From there you can get a better idea about any possable breakage. If the only difference is that stable is at version 2.3.12 and etch is at 2.3.18, then I don't think the risk is too high. Otherwise you need to look at the debian bug tracking list to see if anything is posted there.


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