Debian Releases > Stable Proposed Updates
Official statement : As mentioned above, packages in stable-proposed-updates aren't yet officially part of Debian Stable and one should not assume they have the same quality and stability (yet!). Those new versions of the packages needs to be reviewed (by the stable release manager) and tested (by some users) before entering stable.
Unofficial statement : However, the quality is usually very high (It should still be considered higher quality than Debian Testing, Backports... ) You are welcome to test those updates if you can recover minor problems (but don't test on production servers ;-).
The same way stable is an alias for the current distribution (buster), stable-proposed-updates is a link to current stable distribution updates (buster-proposed-updates). Be consistent when you use them.
- Open Synaptic
Go to the menu Settings > Repository
- Click on "New"
Add the repository (choose stable or buster. Only add the sections contrib and non-free if you have added them to stable already).
Alternatively you can :
Edit /etc/apt/sources.list as root.
- Add this line:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ stable-proposed-updates main
As usually, run aptitude update and install the updates.
- stable + proposed-updates ?
*-proposed-updates isn't a standalone repository. You should have both stable and stable-proposed-updates repositories enabled. (*-proposed-updates only contains the subset of packages that are going to be updated).
- Apt pinning for stable-proposed-updates
The apt pinning is by default the same level as stable. To only install certain packages from stable-proposed-updated, the apt-preferences first needs to decrease the default pin, then set a specific package pin:
Package: * Pin: release a=proposed-updates Pin-Priority: 100 Package: fdroidserver Pin: release a=proposed-updates Pin-Priority: 500
- Uploading to stable-proposed-updates
seedevelopers-reference's Special case: uploads to the stable and oldstable distributions (especially the bit about filing a bug against release.debian.org to discuss your changes before uploading)
- What's planned for the next point release ?
- You can have a look at :
debian-release mailing list.