[: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].

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

Using sources.list

   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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