[conspire] debian package

Tony Godshall togo at of.net
Tue Aug 16 16:15:01 PDT 2016

I wonder if this might be a use-case for the new "snap" packages.

Essentially, it's containerization at the package level.


But if you are interested in getting just one package from unstable,
look at apt-pinning, and definitely do apt-get -s install and
carefully review any changes you would get if you got a package from
unstable, as it may, as you imply, upgrade a bunch of other packages,
some of which might be quite obtrusive.

I'd also advise you to file a bug when a package is defective.


On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 10:27 AM, Paul Zander <paulz at ieee.org> wrote:
> I am trying to use a math package called gmsh.  I am using Debian testing.
> The package has some problems, a key block of features doesn't run.  On a
> Windows machine gmsh works fine.
> Both are Version 2.12.0  On Windows, the build date is 20160305.  On testing
> the build date is 21060531.  I found a couple of web-posts dated 6/2 from
> someone else with the same problem.  The postings discussed compiling the
> code.  There were no replies.
> The latest testing build date remains 5/31.   The unstable package is 2.13.
> So obviously a newer version.
> Is there a "not too complicated" way to update this one package from testing
> to unstable?  Or is this not advisable?  The package has dependencies on
> libc6.
> Paul
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