Is a partial 'upgrade' on Debian possible??

Mark Purcell mark at
Sun Feb 2 16:31:39 EST 2003

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On Sun, 2 Feb 2003 02:12, Rasjid Wilcox wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Jan 2003 3:31 pm, Simon Fowler wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 09:18:35AM +1100, Rasjid Wilcox wrote:
> In particular, I really want the latest version of wxWindows (2.4) and I
> have a strong desire for KDE 3 (as I have a dual screen setup, which from
> memory was not dealt well with by KDE 2).  I've just checked the Debian
> website, and wxWindows is avaiable under unstable.  KDE seems to be
> 2.2.2 for all versions, but there seem to be deb's for KDE 3.1 at the kde
> website.

Go for Debian/stable, the Debian KDE3 binaries on are 
specifically designed to work with Debian/stable, so you should have little 
diffuculty there.

That leaves wxWindows.

Generally you can get the source package (as apposed to the binary package) 
from the Debian unstable distribution and rebuild for the stable 
distribution. That way it doesn't pull in all the dependant libraries from 
the rest of the unstable distribution (such as libc6 and other fairly 
universal dependancies)

That said there are many of us who run an fundamentally stable based system 
with the odd packae or two uploaded from unstable.  It will let you know what 
else it has to pull in when you do the upload and you can decide then if you 
want to do the source package/ build route or get the binary package.


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