I'm currently running Debian testing (Wheezy) and am trying to get SCIM working. I want to install the scim-pinyin package, but there is no such package available in the testing repository, although there was one in the previous stable (Squeeze) repository. There is a copy of the package in unstable but not for my architecture (amd64).
Looking at the package versions, I notice that the version in the stable repositories is the same as that in unstable. This being the case, I have two questions:
Is there any reason why I can't install a package from an older repository since I would assume that most Squeeze packages will probably have their dependencies met by the package versions currently in testing?
What is the best way to achieve this? (Add the Squeeze repository to
sources.list? Download the Squeeze package and install it manually?)