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Re: [vox-tech] debian and openoffice

Quoting Mark K. Kim (lugod@cbreak.org):

> What they (the Debian people) need to do is scrap testing and make
> somethingg new.  Testing is really just an old snapshot of unstable as far
> as I understand which doesn't really have a good purpose in practice.

That's not at all what the testing branch is.  Here's a FAQ about how
testing gets autopopulated by packages released into unstable that meet
automated quarantining tests:   "Testing FAQ" on

Jules Bean hasn't maintained that FAQ in a couple of years; it's
starting to become a little inaccurate in its fine details, but it's
generally correct.

> What they should do is make something between Stable and Unstable....

It's called "testing".  ;->

My preferred maintenance regime for both servers and desktop machines
that I have on Debian is to have sources.list lines for both unstable
and testing (plus Security Team lines), but use "pinning" in
/etc/apt/preferences to ensure that unstable-branch packages get pulled
down only when I include "-t unstable" as a command-line option, never
by default:

Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 50

This way, I don't have to care about "updates" and "releases"; I just
get what I want when I want it -- and the resulting default distance
from the bleeding edge is just about perfect for my tastes.

Cheers,                    Facta tua Restitueri ad Status Pristinus Eius.
Rick Moen                       (May your data be restored to
rick@linuxmafia.com            its original pristine condition.)
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