[nSLUG] Debian nomenclature drift [novice]

Stephen Gregory nslug at kernelpanic.ca
Sat Feb 25 13:44:35 AST 2006


On Sat, Feb 25, 2006 at 01:12:18PM -0400, Ben Armstrong wrote:


> thing, then in /etc/apt/sources.list you should have "stable".  When the
> new release comes out and you update your system, you'll get the new
> release automatically without messing around with release codenames.

This isn't quite true. When upgrading from Woody/stable to
Sarge/stable there is a procedure to follow to prevent breakage.

http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/release-notes/ch-upgrading.en.html

After the release of Sarge testing users had their own problems. For
several weeks (at least 6) after Sarge was released Etch/Testing was
broken (bugs ranged from inconvinient to system stop). Many packages
in Sid/Unstable that had been held back for the release were suddenly
uploaded into Etch. Users who wanted to track Testing would have been
better to stick with Sarge until some of those bugs were worked out.

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sg



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