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Re: [vox-tech] Etch sources.list

I think the point is that no matter which level you run, you do
need to be aware of what version you are actually running. I had
my system pointed at "testing" for some time. Then it became stable.
And testing, which had been sarge was now etch. I started having
strange failures when I tried to update my software. The solution
was to set my sources.list to "sarge", do a full upgrade to make sure
I had the released version of sarge, then change to etch and do another
upgrade. The way Debian is suggesting means that when they
make the switch you won't have any weirdness although you'll
be down revision from where you want to be ( something easily
fixed) Either way, you need to be aware of when a new stable
is released.


On Wed March 29 2006 22:23, Bob Scofield wrote:
> I'm doing some thinking and planning for my upcoming Debian install, and
> came across this from the Debian website:
>  "The installer will set up /etc/apt/sources.list for the installed system
> using the codename (etch) rather than the suite (testing) of the release
> being installed."
> Doesn't this take the fun out of Debian?  If I understand things correctly,
> this will get the user into a system that will someday be "frozen"; Debian
> stable.  Why would a desktop user ever want to run stable?
> So here's my plan.  When I download Etch I'm going to copy my present
> sources.list into the download.  It is set up for "testing".  It started
> out as Sarge and is now Etch.  Isn't this the smart thing for a desktop
> (non server) user to do?  This gets all the KDE, Open Office, Firebird
> upgrades forever.  I wonder why Debian is channeling people into stable (a
> dead end). Am I missing something?
> Bob
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