[nSLUG] Debian nomenclature drift [novice]

Ben Armstrong synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
Sat Feb 25 16:22:50 AST 2006


On Sat, 2006-02-25 at 12:44 -0500, Stephen Gregory wrote:
> 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.

Whoops.  I should have remembered that.  You can tell I don't upgrade
stable systems often, eh?  (But then, with Debian releases taking as
long as they have been, who does?)

Ben


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