[ESS] 5.11 on Debian stable?

Joshua Wiley jwiley.psych at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 18:32:29 CEST 2010

All right, I will look at using pinning and "unstable".  Thanks for your help!


On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 6:24 PM, Seb <spluque at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> +---- *Footnotes* ----+
> ¹ http://wiki.debian.org/AptPreferences
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> Seb
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Joshua Wiley
Ph.D. Student, Health Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles

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