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matt,

yes, the info did help.  i'll convert my new system to sid this weekend.
thanks for sharing this info!   :-)

pete

> I've been using sid for over a year now and have encountered very few
> serious problems.  Sometimes dependencies will get out of sync and a
> package will be unusable for a day or two, but this doesn't happen
> very often.  If you read the debian-user mailing list right before
> doing an upgrade, you may find out about broken packages and can place
> them on hold so that they don't get upgraded to a broken state.  One
> advantage that sid has over woody is that if something breaks, a
> fix can be available the next day whereas if a problem sneaks into
> woody, I believe you have to wait for two weeks for the fix to become
> available.
> 
> In general, sid doesn't break as much as the name 'unstable' implies.
> I really think they should rename it to 'untested' because 'unstable'
> scares a lot of people away from using it.  I can only remember two
> times when I had serious problems:  once when openssl and openssh got
> out of sync (fix available the next day I believe) and once when a
> minor typo in libpam made it impossible to login (a fix was available
> from incoming.debian.org within minutes of the faulty package being
> released).
> 
> Hope this info helps.
> 
> 
> Matt


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