I have been trying to install Jetpack, as I want to replace the increasingly aging stats.php on a production site that I am running. However, I know some of the features of Jetpack (the latex support for example) are likely to conflict with existing plugins and, of course, there is always the problem of unanticipated problems.
So, I wanted to install Jetpack on my test wordpress installation. But, sadly, it doesn't, because of the requirement for a reverse connection from wordpress.com. I have no desire at all to put my test machine onto the open internet -- the wordpress installation has dodgy passwords, test accounts and the like.
I also do not want to put untested software on my live server.
Am I missing any solution here?