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Re: [vox-tech] Debian Woody Officially Released
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Re: [vox-tech] Debian Woody Officially Released

Quoting nbs (nbs@sonic.net):

> Trust me.  I noticed. :)  "apt-get upgrade" (or was it dist-upgrade?)
> had been installing 0 changes 99% of the time for the past ~6 months or so.
> Last night, an 'upgrade' of 'stable' caused about 200 packages to come
> through.  I have about 10000 more installed files and directories on my
> system. :)

Hmm.  That definitely didn't happen at the time potato replaced slink 
as "stable"!  I recall that basically about something like _three_
packages arrived that day, and those were pretty ho-hum stuff.

But I haven't had any systems tracking stable since shortly thereafter, 
after "testing" had been out and was obviously working.

My comments were based on my experience at the time, and I haven't seen
cause to muck about with the "stable" branch in a long while.

> Well, it will become "more and more horribly out of date" as time goes on.
> Sure, it's a little out of date today (as of the "release" of 3.0, since
> these packages have been sitting around being tested for a while -- how long
> has it been frozen now?), but I wouldn't call it "horribly" out of date
> quite yet. ;)

I'll give it maybe a week until the pissing and moaning starts to become
obnoxious, from people who lack the initiative to edit an
/etc/apt/sources.list file.

Which reminds me:  If you haven't tried it, apt-spy is very useful in
finding which are the fastest Debian mirrors from your location.  I had
a suspicion that the "linux.csua.berkeley.edu" site Peter likes wasn't
all that great (at least, from where I am), and just confirmed it.

> Out-of-dated-ness is perfectly fine for my guest machine / print server.
> Last night's upgrade is refreshing, though - I can now throw junk in it like
> libSDL1.2, KDE, and so on, with mere "apt-get install"'s.

You may find the "pinning" feature useful when grabbing packages from a
more-current branch.  Details are in http://linuxmafia.com/debian/tips .
As usual, the interesting stuff is concentrated near the end (it having 
grown chronologically).

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