Re: Switching from Arch to Debian Sid.
Ananda Samaddar kirjoitti la 15. elokuuta 2009 03.37.53:
> Hello all,
> I'm an ex-Debian user who has been using Arch for the past 6 months or
> so. Some annoyances with it have prompted to give Sid a shot.
Try Sidux: http://sidux.com , it is basically Sid with support. They
have nice forums where you can find lots of tips on how to keep your
system working when problems occur.
> I used testing for years but got fed up of waiting for updates. I have
> a few questions.
> 1. How stable is AMD64 Sid in general? I'd like to hear users'
> opinions on this.
It is mostly stable, but when something breaks you need to be able to
fix it. Running Sid requires keeping up with Debian. You need to follow
bug reports, read mailings lists and know Debian internals.
> 2. Are Debian packages compiled with optimisations (eg -03)? How much
> of a difference would this make to performance if they aren't?
> 3. Has anyone managed to compile Swiftweasel or a
> profile-guided-optimisation version of Firefox? I'm using Swiftweasel
> on Arch and it makes a massive difference to performance.
> 4. How often will I have to safe-upgrade with Sid and how often do
> dependencies break?
I would say that they break on average once per week. You can watch
debian weather website. It has up-to-date information about the
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