Re: woody/sarge vs. stable/testing in sources.list
On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 06:22:04PM -0400, Greg Folkert wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 15:54, Matthias Czapla wrote:
> > Can I safely use "woody" or "sarge" instead of stable and testing for
> > the distribution specifier in /etc/apt/sources.list or can this cause
> > trouble? Im afraid of an unwanted upgrade to a new distribution when
> > testing suddenly becomes stable.
> Sarge *SUDDENLY* becoming Stable. Don't make me laugh.
> We aren't even into freeze yet.
> When that happens, then you should maybe worry about that.
Ok, please forget _why_ I ask. The question remains - are the release
codenames equivalent to "stable"/"testing" in sources.list? I dont
know but I could imagine that the distribution specifier is just being
used to build up a pathname on the http/ftp server. So the question
would be if there is a policy that debian mirrors are required to
provide links/directories named after the release or if they only
need to have stable, testing and unstable?
And Greg, please think of machines running for a long time and upgrading
automatically through a cronjob or something.