If I empty the exclude lists, can I use images built from unstable in old distributions?


So what I’m really after is a way to build up to date application packages for a really old system I can’t modify.

If I remove everything in the various exclude lists, are there still dependencies missing that might not be in a 5-10 year old minimal distribution of Linux?

I might just try, but unless I want to try and specify architecture I would need to do it on a 10 year old ARM device which I don’t expect to be terribly fast.

Edit: Wait, I tried specifying ARCH=armhf and that resulted in some error. Doesn’t seem to work. Nevermind.