[: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]. (read more on [http://www.debian.org/releases/proposed-updates])-~

Using stable-proposed-updates


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

Repository name

The same way stable is an alias for the current distribution (etch), stable-proposed-updates is a link to current stable distribution updates (etch-proposed-updates). Be consistent when you use them.

Using Synaptic

  • Open Synaptic
  • Go to the menu Settings > Repository

  • Click on "New"
  • Add the repository (choose stable or etch. Only add the sections contrib end non-free if you have added them to stable already). attachment:synaptics_stable-proposed-updates.png

Using sources.list

Alternatively you can :

  • 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 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 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.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 :

See also: