Re: on upgrading to testing
The main reason I am considering going with the unstable version is to
get the AA fonts in KDE 2.1. I did a "apt-get -d install kde-base"
after enabling the unstable tree and hitting an "apt-get update".
What I found was most of the development packages as I expected like
libc, gcc, etc. However, there also was the perl packages which have
been reported as very buggy. I can't deal with that. What is the
status of these packages now.
Like you , my system must be functional at work. I don't use anything
>There have been some issues. Bugs crop up. I can't remember the last
>bug which actually caused me grief. I think it must have been the
>libfreetype6 one for AA fonts in KDE. But I have been running non-AA
>KDE for months now. I am currently having a problem with xlibs not
>getting installed, but it isn't hosing my system.
>I think (hope?) that the days of "broken bash", and "no more /dev" are
>over. I will only use Debian unstable from now on. Any other Debian
>becomes more and more unmaintained as time passes. I can't deal with
>that. This is my work laptop, and even though it _must_ work all the
>time, I am quite fine with testing/unstable.
James D. Freels, P.E._i, Ph.D.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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