[linux-elitists] sarge

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Wed Dec 24 05:53:48 PST 2003

on Wed, Dec 24, 2003 at 07:40:02AM -0500, Adam Kessel (adam@bostoncoop.net) wrote:

> Many developers (including myself) run unstable because it seems to be
> more stable than "testing" as it takes a while--sometimes a long
> while--for new versions and bug fixes to move into testing.  

Alternatively:  run testing, and pin to unstable when you need a fix
that hasn't worked down yet:

    apt-get -t unstable install foo

...and Google around for 'pinning'.

> A useful tool is apt-listbugs, which 

...currently has bugs...

> shows all serious and critical bugs that have been filed on new
> upgrades, which can save you from upgrading to a totally unuseable
> package.  

It can help, though you've got to read carefully.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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