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Re: [vox-tech] Installing subversion from sid into a sarge box
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Re: [vox-tech] Installing subversion from sid into a sarge box

Rick Moen wrote:
Quoting Jay Strauss (me@heyjay.com):

However, I'm always surprised at people saying they want to be on the
testing track prior to release, but not afterwards.  Why is that track
desirable today, but not after sarge's relese?
I just want the newer stuff, Perl primarily.

You might want to track "testing", then.  More below.

And since sarge is almost "stable" seems to be the right dist for me.

It's possible that there's a bit of lingering confusion, so please
pardon my going didactic (er, more didactic ;-> ) on you for a while:

The Debian branches named for Toy Story characters (buzz=1.1, rex=1.2,
bo=1.3, hamm=2.0, slink=2.1, potato=2.2, woody=3.0, sarge=3.1, and the
planned etch branch that isn't yet extant) are _starting points_ --
installable package ensembles -- for Debian systems.  Absent special
> ...


Thanks for the reply. Maybe I'll be better served if I say what I'm trying to accomplish.

I (mostly) write Perl against Oracle, with some apache/mod_perl thrown in too.

I need the newer version of perl (5.8.4 w/threads), I need the glibc in "testing" for Oracle (Oracle 10 installs (almost) without hitch on testing, but very difficult, impossible, on stable). I'll install apache2/mod_perl2 also. Lastly I'd like to have subversion 1.1

Currently, the testing branch, has all that I need, with the exception of subversion v1.1 (which is currently in unstable).

That said, I'm risk adverse and would like to be on the stable version, for the duration. So I'd like to stay a safe distance from bleeding edge, but have all the above.

I thought the debian maintainers, at some point stop accepting changes to testing, say "ok, this package set is now stable", and point everything appropriately.

What I thought I'd do is run testing until the day(s) that it becomes stable, then make my box follow the stable tree.

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