[ESS] 5.11 on Debian stable?

Seb spluque at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 03:24:44 CEST 2010

On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 16:50:34 -0700,
Joshua Wiley <jwiley.psych at gmail.com> wrote:

> First I apologize if this is an off topic question.  I am running
> Lenny (current stable version of Debian), and I am wondering if there
> is an easy way to get the latest version of ESS and Emacs?  I was
> thinking something along the lines of what deb
> http://<favorite-cran-mirror>/bin/linux/debian lenny-cran/ does for R
> and CRAN.  Googling leads me to believe I can get close to the most
> recent versions with lenny backports, but I am very new to using linux
> and the whole package system so I thought I would ask before I go
> bumbling around.

Have a look at pinning¹ (google for more references) if you want to keep
a "stable" system yet install packages from "testing" or "unstable".
The latter carries the latest versions of both Emacs and ESS (within a
few hours of release).  It's a bit tricky though.

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¹ http://wiki.debian.org/AptPreferences


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