Selective backport support - was #1 Complaint about Ubuntu: Updates break things
On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 08:35:21 +0100 Martin Pitt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Alberto Milone [2008-12-20 10:29 +0100]:
>> This approach has at least one drawback though. Do we really want users
>> keep the backports enabled all the time? It would be nice if users had
>> way to tell Update Manager to update only binary graphics drivers from
>> backports as I'm convinced that many users want a stable environment
>> other backported packages) with extended hardware support (e.g for the
>> card models) or with increased performance or simply with bugfixes in
>> graphics driver.
>That's actually possible if you enable *-backports only for
>restricted, but not for main/universe.
We have a proposal for a more general solution on the table that I'd really
like to see people get behind: