Stable-proposed-updates is an apt repository that contains the files that are being prepared for the next Debian/Stable point release.
[: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).
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.
Unofficial statement : However, the quality is usually very high (It should still be considered higher quality than [:DebianTesting:Debian/Testing], ["Backports"], etc...
- Open Synaptic
Go to the menu Settings > Repository
- Click on "New"
- Add this repository: attachment:synaptics_stable-proposed-updates.png
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.
[http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/ch-pkgs.en.html#s-distribution developers-reference]'s Special case: uploads to the stable distribution