Re: Desktop user: Etch or the next testing?
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Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> So why not do both? Assuming that all your hardware runs under Etch,
> have a good etch setup that "just works", on one set of
> partitions/drives. Put /home on its own partition. Put Lenny on its
> own set of partitions. Then you can:
> Boot Etch and run etch's apps to get work done.
> Boot Etch and run Lenny's apps in a chroot to test out new
> features. This is simpler than compiling newer versions from
> Boot Lenny to see how its working.
> The first two can be done concurrently by different users.
> I've never done it. However, its possible since up until recently this
> was how one had to access some 32-bit (i386) stuff on amd64.
I've never done it. I always set only one partition on the disk and put
everything in it whenever it is possible. I know there is chroot jail
and one can put a program in it (and copy all shared libraries that it
depends) to run. I've also heard (a little) of debootstrap using which
one can run a whole Debian operating system in a chroot jail. But I have
never had a chance to try those things. :)
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