download.deb: explain these are development packages and clarify instructions for etch users

Scott Ritchie scott at
Fri Jul 11 19:25:26 CDT 2008

 templates/en/download-deb.template |   21 ++++++++++++++-------
 1 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/templates/en/download-deb.template b/templates/en/download-deb.template
index de71dfb..daef8a8 100644
--- a/templates/en/download-deb.template
+++ b/templates/en/download-deb.template
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ for managing packages known as APT.  APT is able to automagically install all of
 the needed dependencies for a software package, as well as keep the package 
 up to date, by scanning what are known as APT repositories.  Debian-based 
 distributions have their own repositories of software that include Wine, 
-however we keep our own repository of the latest available packages here for 
+however we keep our own repository of the latest available beta packages here for 
 <p>There used to be graphical instructions here, however we have found that the 
@@ -17,11 +17,18 @@ terminal commands are actually simpler to describe and quicker for the user to
 input.  Because the commands below use sudo, you may have to enter your user
 password after hitting enter.</p>
+<h2>Warning: These are development packages</h2>
+<p><i>The packages here are development packages.  This means they will 
+periodically suffer from <a href="">regressions</a>, and as a result an update may break functionality in Wine.  If the latest
+stable release of Wine (currently Wine 1.0) works for you, then you may not want
+to use the development packages.</i></p>
 <h2>Adding the WineHQ APT Repository:</h2>
-<p>First, open a terminal window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal).  Then 
-add the repository's key to your system's list of trusted APT keys by copy and 
-pasting the following:</p>
+<p>First, open a terminal window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal).  On 
+Debian, you will need to open a root terminal.  Then add the repository's key 
+to your system's list of trusted APT keys by copy and pasting the following:</p>
 <p><i>wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -</i></p>
@@ -34,9 +41,9 @@ pasting the following:</p>
 <p>Then update APT's package information by running '<b>sudo apt-get update</b>'.
-<p>Now you can install Wine by <a href="apt://wine">clicking this link</a>. 
-Alternatively, you can install by going to Applications->Add/Remove and 
-searching for Wine.</p>
+<p>If you are using Ubuntu, you can now install Wine by <a href="apt://wine">
+clicking this link</a>. Alternatively, you can install by going to 
+Applications->Add/Remove and searching for Wine.</p>
 <h2>Upgrading to a new version of Ubuntu</h2>


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