[arch-general] can you only test certain packages?

Daenyth Blank daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Thu May 20 18:04:42 EDT 2010

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 18:05, Jeroen Op 't Eynde <jeroen at xprsyrslf.be> wrote:
> There is a number 3.
> 3. Add [testing] and do a pacman -Sy package-you-like. It will install the
> latest package from testing and its dependencies. Remove [testing] again and
> you can go on using your non-testing system. I don't know if it is
> fail-proof but it worked for me with xorg-server (to 1.8). When I'm doing a
> pacman -Syu it just says that the packages installed are newer and therefore
> doesn't update these certain packages.
This will only work if the package uses versioned depends, which is
not always the case.

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