Package from experimental (Debian)

To install the newest package from experimental distr. you shoud take the following steps.
Installing the newest imagemagick:

  1. Type in console:
    echo "Package: imagemagick" >> /etc/apt/preferences
    echo "Pin: release a=experimental" >> /etc/apt/preferences
    echo "Pin-Priority: 900" >> /etc/apt/preferences
  2. Add debian mirror to sources.list
    echo "deb experimental main contrib non-free" \
      >> /etc/apt/sources.list
  3. Update and install package
    aptitiude update
    aptitiude install imagemagick

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