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

Jeroen Op 't Eynde jeroen at xprsyrslf.be
Thu May 20 18:34:57 EDT 2010

On Fri, 21 May 2010 00:21:12 +0200, Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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...

Ok, that wasn't a very safe step I took. :D
As I said it worked for me and I got luck. The PKGBUILD has indeed  
versioned depends (most of them).

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