Mon Dec 29 00:34:07 PST 2003
In the immortal words of Rick Moen <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Quoting Modus Operandi (email@example.com):
> > But seriously, any reason I should wait to switch from woody to sarge?
> Are you trying to remain on the stable branch, or are you seeking to be
> on the testing branch? Are you "on woody" as the incidental consequence
> of /etc/apt/sources.list specifying the "stable" symlink, or have you
> gimmicked that file to keep your system specifically on woody,
> irrespective of where the branch's symlinks point?
> You'll have to clarify your intent, before your question can be
> meaningfully answered.
Hey all l-e folks,
I'm back from the holidays, and happy to see that my initially jokey
post has firmed up into a worthwhile thread.
To clarify my intent, I'm currently tracking stable. I've heard so
many wonderful things about the testing and unstable branches, but
I'm curious to know what dpkg/apt issues might have to be resolved
on a jump from woody to sarge. Just looking for a heads-up on any
gotchas I should prepare for before transitioning. (I realize that
this depends in large part on what software I have installed, but
before I share all the details I was looking for general advice.)
To shed further light, I'm wondering about the difference between a
version jump from stable to testing, and one between stable and
unstable. Care to help illuminate the best transition path?
Cautiously, Modus Operandi
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