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

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Thu May 20 18:21:12 EDT 2010

On Thu, 2010-05-20 at 18:04 -0400, Daenyth Blank wrote:
> 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.
AND its a recipe for eventual system breakage...

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