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Re: [vox-tech] If I was to install debian
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Re: [vox-tech] If I was to install debian



I know I'm going to regret this:

What's "sid"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] If I was to install debian


> begin: Jay Strauss <jjstrauss@yahoo.com> quote
> > Ok, I understand.  2.2.23 is stable.  But why aren't they using the new
> > 2.4.5 kernel?  Or are they (debian), but their release number doesn't
have
> > anything to do with the kernel version?
>
> i have a potato system, and it's using 2.2.14 (it's r2).
>
> frankly, i'm really not sure why debian is using 2.2 kernels.  maybe henry
> can answer that one.   i do know that a lot of testing goes on before a
> package makes it into the stable distribution; so debian (stable) packages
> tend to be older than their redhat/mandrake/suse/.* counterparts.   but
they
> also tend to be more stable.  you'd NEVER see the redhat gcc fiasco happen
> with debian.
>
> but i have to admin, 2.2.23 is kinda old.   i'm stumped on that one.
>
> pete
>
> ps- sid packages are just as bleeding edge as everyone else; actually more
> bleeding edge than everyone else, since they're built as soon
(theoretically)
> as an author releases a new version or bug release of his/her softwarre.
>
> i've never run sid; woody has been very good to me.


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