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

Quoting Matt Roper (matt@mattrope.com):

> Woody is a _big_ upgrade from potato.  Probably more than 90% of the
> programs packaged by Debian have seen a new release between potato and
> woody and there have been hundreds of new packages added also.

Sounds plausible.

As I said, my server systems had "stable" specified in sources.list the 
day that potato replaced slink in that capacity.  Bearing in mind that
those machines (being servers) were fairly sparse on software, there
were very few packages that arrived that day (the preceding resync to
slink packages having been a few days prior).  I have no idea if that
was unusual:  Although I think I went through such a jump before, that
was the first time I paid close attention.

What I'm wondering is how drastic a jump typical (if there is such a
thing) Debian-stable systems would have undergone during yesterday's
symlink change, if they'd been fully synced up to stable = potato the
day before (i.e., Thursday).  This would help distinguish between
intra-potato package jumps and those pertaining to following the
"stable" symlink from potato to woody.  Does that make sense?

Of course, no system I ever kept on the "stable" branch _had_ "hundreds"
of package installed, total:  They were _servers_.   Part of the point
of Debian is that it avoids the necessity of loading the whole damned 
kitchen sink:  You can always add _just_ what you need, when you need

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