[horde] Update horde via Debian testing?

Daniel Bareiro daniel-listas at gmx.net
Mon Jan 2 15:56:02 UTC 2017

Hi, Mauricio.

On 02/01/17 10:51, Mauricio Jose T. Tecles wrote:

>>> I am using horde webmail 5.2.2-1 for Debian 8 (Jessie)
>>> (https://packages.debian.org/jessie/php-horde-webmail).
>>> I have seen, that in testing the package is updated to 5.2.17-1
>>> (https://packages.debian.org/stretch/php-horde-webmail) and I was
>>> wondering
>>> a) why the packages are not available as an update for Debian stable

>> Debian has three main branches: unstable, testing and stable. The
>> packages, based on the tests performed, are passed from one branch to
>> the other. When Debian maintainers deem it convenient, they will make
>> the package available on the stable branch.

>>> b) if it is a good idea to update *only* the horde packge via testing
>>> to 5.2.17-1?

>> In that case, it might be best to install through Pear. I did it in
>> Debian stable.

> In addition to that, take care of not mixing up Debian package and Horde
> package via Pear. I use Debian as the base system but I install Horde
> and its applications via Pear. I do not use Horde Debian package.
> In your case, if you want to go to use Pear installation, make a backup
> (database and Horde directories) before doing it.
> Try it on a test machine first, without any Debian Horde package, have
> you Horde database contents installed from your backup and install Horde
> Webmail via Pear. Take a look at Horde documentaion (Install and
> Upgrading) first (https://www.horde.org/apps/webmail/docs).

Yes, exactly. The recommendation is to install Horde through Pear in a
clean environment (without having installed Horde from the repositories
previously). Nor would I recommend installing testing packages in a
stable environment, as this mix could break the dependencies of the
previously installed stable branch packages.

Kind regards,

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