[:DebianReleases:Debian Releases] > Stable Proposed Updates
Stable-proposed-updates is an apt repository that contains the files that are being prepared for the next Debian/Stable [:DebianReleases/PointReleases:point release].
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 ;-).
- 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://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ stable-proposed-updates main
As usually, run aptitude update and install those updates.
- Apt pinning for stable-proposed-updates
- The apt pinning should be the same as the one for stable.
- Uploading to stable-proposed-updates
see[http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/ch-pkgs.en.html#s-distribution developers-reference]'s Special case: uploads to the stable distribution
- What's planned for the next point release ?
You can have a look at the current [http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable-proposed-updates/ stable-proposed-updates] repository, like [http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable-proposed-updates/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz main/binary-i386/Packages]. Also, read [http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/ debian-release] mailing list.
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