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~+Stable-proposed-updates+~ is an apt repository that contains the files that are being prepared for the next Debian/Stable point release.

##Temporary note... to be removed in a few months.
[:DebianReleases/PointReleases:Points releases] are meant to fix serious and security bugs in Debian/Stable. Debian/Etch 4.0r4 point release (name [:EtchAndAHalf:Etch and a half]) will be the first point release to introduce improved hardware support in a point release.

The packages in this repository are __not yet__ part of the [:DebianStable:stable] distribution, as the new versions of the packages needs to be reviewed (by the release manager) and tested (by some user).
~+Stable-proposed-updates+~ is an apt repository that contains the files that are being prepared for the next Debian/Stable [:DebianReleases/PointReleases:point release].
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'''Official statement :''' As mentioned above, stable-proposed-updates isn't yet officially part of Debian/Stable and one should not assume is has the same quality and stability. __Official statement :__ As mentioned above, stable-proposed-updates isn't yet officially part of [:DebianStable:Debian/Stable] and one should not assume is has the same quality and stability. New versions of the packages needs to be reviewed (by the stable release manager) and tested (by some users) before entering stable.
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'''Unofficial statement :''' However, the quality is usually very high (It should still be considered higher quality than [:DebianTesting:Debian/Testing], ["Backports"], etc... __Unofficial statement :__ However, the quality is usually very high (It should still be considered higher quality than [:DebianTesting:Debian/Testing], ["Backports"]... ) You are welcome to test those updates__ if __you can recover minor problems (but don't test on production servers ;-).
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=== pinning ===
 * Apt pinning should be the same as the one for stable.

Stable-proposed-updates is an apt repository that contains the files that are being prepared for the next Debian/Stable [:DebianReleases/PointReleases:point release].

Using stable-proposed-updates

Official statement : As mentioned above, stable-proposed-updates isn't yet officially part of [:DebianStable:Debian/Stable] and one should not assume is has the same quality and stability. 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 [:DebianTesting:Debian/Testing], ["Backports"]... ) You are welcome to test those updates if you can recover minor problems (but don't test on production servers ;-).

Using Synaptic

  • Open Synaptic
  • Go to the menu Settings > Repository

  • Click on "New"
  • Add this repository: attachment:synaptics_stable-proposed-updates.png

Using sources.list

  • Edit /etc/apt/sources.list as root.

  • Add this line:

   deb http://www.fr.debian.org/debian/ stable-proposed-updates main

As usually, run aptitude update and install those updates.

pinning

  • Apt pinning should be the same as the one for stable.


See also: