Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Re: Xorg was removed.. without an alternative

On 10 July 2013 20:41, Robert Park <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 12:31 PM, Jo-Erlend Schinstad
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> Perhaps it would be wise to disable the option in the GUI with a proper
>> explanation of this? It's obvious that proposed _might_ break things, but
>> it's certainly not obvious that it's not intended for humans when there's a
>> GUI to enable it.
>
>
> The issue is that it's only in the *devel* pre-release when it's not safe
> for humans to enable it. The GUI for enabling it needs to exist because
> there are scenarios where humans should be enabling it: people using older
> stable releases who are crippled by some bug or other, and need to test SRUs
> sooner rather than later.
>

Well, this is a problem we solved a while ago - making use of Pin-Priority[0].

With this enabled, a "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" will not pull from
-proposed, but
sudo apt-get install xorg/saucy-proposed , would allow me to
forcefully install xorg from saucy-proposed, as an opt-in - per
package choice.

[0] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed

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Kind Regards,
Dave Walker

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