I'm going to install Shorewall on a Debian stable Linux box. The shorewall version in the stable repositories is

Shorewall website suggests to pin apt preferences and force the download of the new Shorewall version from testing repos.

Package: shorewall
Pin: release o=Debian,a=testing
Pin-Priority: 700

Have you ever done something like that and do you think it is safe?


Yes, it's a common way if one is running Debian stable, but needs a more recent version of a specific software. The backports mechanism is the way to go, but there are no backports provided for shorewall. So, go ahead and guck luck; I'm quite sure it will work flawlessly.

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