[nSLUG] Put down your snow shovel, etch is out

J. Paul Bissonnette jpaulb at eastlink.ca
Mon Apr 9 19:04:30 ADT 2007

The offical comment is found here:

The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian 
GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed "etch", after 21 months of constant 
development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports 
a total of eleven processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME 
and Xfce desktop environments. It also features cryptographic software 
and compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 
3.1 of the LSB.

D G Teed wrote:
> On 4/9/07, *Tyler Smith* <tyler.smith at mail.mcgill.ca 
> <mailto:tyler.smith at mail.mcgill.ca>> wrote:
>     As far as actual functionality, I think apt-get does everything
>     aptitude does, and probably a bit more, just without the fancy
>     display.
> aptitude works on the command line, a lot like apt-get, but apparently
> with a better pre-op exam.  In my case, apt-get dist-upgrade would be
> ready to process the upgrade, whereas aptitude dist-upgrade
> causes an warning that I have to take care of a problem before
> upgrading:
> # aptitude dist-upgrade
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree      
> Reading extended state information      
> Initializing package states... Done
> Reading task descriptions... Done 
> Some packages had unmet dependencies.  This may mean that you have
> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> or been moved out of Incoming.
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   libfam0c102: Conflicts: libfam0 but 2.7.0-12 is to be installed.
> This is on a machine running stable, although there are also some
> debian unofficial and volatile packages on it (those repos commented out
> for the upgrade).
> I think it is this sort of housecleaning the release notes are getting at.
> --Donald
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