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Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at lichota.net
Tue Oct 16 23:45:04 UTC 2007


Scott Kitterman napisał(a):
> Generally I enable backports, install what I want, and the disable it again.  
> That I think most people can do.

Maybe they can, but:
a) they have to know about it
b) it is very inconvenient
c) you do not get updates to installed app (i.e. security fixes)

> It doesn't "cause upgrade to all the newest versions of a lot of packages".  
> That only happens if the user specifically requests it.

Unless after enabling backports and updating repo a nice "upgrade" icon
appears which inexperienced user will click and fetch the updates.

Maybe if there was a graphical inteface to do what you described it
would do, but currently it is rather a hack around the problem.

	Krzysztof Lichota


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