[Comm-en] Sisyphus.....Alt.....few questions
mike at osdn.org.ua
Fri Jul 11 17:51:24 MSD 2003
On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 06:34:40AM -0600, Chad wrote:
> I would like to try some of the Sisyphus packages. I do NOT
> want to mess up my current install of AltJr2.2.
> Is it best to do a second intall of AltJr2.2
Yes; I also do that when testing some new release to upgrade to
(or another distro).
> do all the updates and they go to the repositories and select
> the sisyphus repositories?
Ugh. Explain yourself :-)
updates/ are *stable* updates, Sisyphus/ is an unstable
(developers') branch. Rare packages tested in Sisyphus would be
backported/repackaged as updates if they fix security or critical
> Then update everything sisyphus or can I just do certain
Basically, you can do with several programs, but till some base
component (like libqt3) changes enough to drag all its
dependencies after itslef.
The recommended way is dist-upgrade (total), still sometimes
binary "refresh" goes OK, and in most situations it's possible to
rebuild src.rpm from Sisyphus on a previous stable install with
I've been practicing that at home but now am mostly using
Sisyphus at work and Master+updates at home and on servers,
though home system sometimes gets newer things like kernel/alsa
which I want to test on yet another hardware sample.
All in all, using Sisyphus is recommended with broadband at hand,
and the packages downloaded could be backed up from
/var/cache/apt/packages just in case you want to bring them
somewhere else or redo something from scratch.
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