Subject: Re: pkgsrc on Debian GNU/Linux
To: None <>
From: Ognyan Kulev <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 12/21/2007 16:48:12
Glenn Becker <burningc <at>> writes:
> I used to run a mixed stable/testing Debian with not a lot of trouble, 
> have you tried that route?

stable+testing easily morphs into testing+stable. For example, it's very common
for libc6 to be upgraded to testing version because of testing dependancies. The
advantage of pkgsrc is that it's very distinct from the OS and rm -fr
/usr/pkg{,src} has no consequences. And everything is Debian stable, just there
are some shortcuts to e.g. /usr/pkg/bin/gimp, without global change in PATH
(that's the way I do it). In my case, installing gimp/testing would pull most of
testing GNOME and I don't want that.

Ognyan Kulev