Re: debian testing
On Tue, 07 Apr 2009 10:34:00 +0200, Brent Clark wrote:
> Daniel Dalton wrote:
>> How stable is debian testing (squeeze)? Is it worth updating to? Or
>> should I wait a little bit until more development has been done? I used
>> to run debian when it was testing, so wonder if squeez is this stable?
> Im of the opinion that more people should be running testing (and if you
> know what you doing / more braver - use unstable). It works and it works
> very well.
I run testing on my workstations, and I run stable on my server --
except at the moment I can't get NFS mounts to work with lenny/stable
so I'm actually still running etch/oldstable on the server.
When I upgrade, I always keep a spare bootable partition with the
old Debian on it, just in case. Thus in the server, when I upgraded to
lenny, I firat copied mu etch. If I hadn't dome that, my server would
have been quite useless as server. And on the client machines that run
squeeze, there'a a bootable partition containing lenny.
A few years ago when sarge was testing (I think it was sarge) X went
through several major changes in rapid order *and* udev was being
introduced, I had to go back to woody, which I still had around. X was
very much improved by the revolution, but it was tough while it was
So run testing, by all means, but keep a stable around just in case.
> Here where I work, and at home too, I run debian testing. In the Ten
> years that I have been running Debian, I can only remember that on two
> occasions that I have experienced problems (but im sure the problem was
> more between the keyboard and chair ;) ).
> Another thing is if more people would submit bugs. Really help the
> maintainers. Help the project and community.
> The only problem I do have is with package management. I find it a bit
> cumbersome and too tiring to even bother (Think Debian could learn from
> HTH and hope you will give Testing a try.
> Kind Regards
> Brent Clark