Newer Debian versions of python on older Debian distros?

Rustom Mody rustompmody at
Tue Sep 9 10:09:29 CEST 2014

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:35:27 AM UTC+5:30, Travis Griggs wrote:
> (I realize that this may be seen as off topic for as a general
> python question, but given my historical experience with the Debian
> community's predilection to answer all questions with a grumpy "go
> read the very very very very large and ever shifting fine manual",
> I'm hoping for better luck here.)

>  Does anyone have experience with using newer versions of python
> debian packages (in particular, python3 and python3-bson-ext from
> 'testing') on older stable versions ('wheezy' in this case)? If
> someone's figured out how to do this easily, I'd love to hear the
> recipe!

Wheezy appears to have a python3 (though not the latest)

Chris said:
> Alternatively, you could just run Debian Jessie. I have a few Jessie
> systems on the network, with a Python 3.4 IIRC, and there've been no
> stability problems lately. Both options are pretty easy. 

I'm not so sure.
There's quite a brawl going on right now on debian users over
[I am running testing myself]

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