Joakim Roubert [email@example.com] wrote: > Hi! > > I've been running RedHat on my AlphaStation since 1997, but Debian on some > various PC:s ever since. I like Debian more -- especially because of the > easier upgrades and the better functionality I've experienced. > > Now I plan to switch to Debian on my Alpha as well, but before doing that > I'd just like to check if the packages for alpha are as up-to-date (or > almost) as for the i386 Debian. > > A friend recommended me to install the stable version and then pin up only > those packages where I need the latest versions, in order to get better > functionality. What do you guys think? This is the normal way of doing things. 3.0r1 is out now. I can generally find everything I need for alpha. Of course if you want things from 'unstable' on the alpha, it will always lag behind x86. But the ability to find packages for my debian/alpha is far better than the redhat/athlon machines I administer. :) (and FAR FAR better than the Tru64/alpha machines I administer) Debian is very good about keeping all architectures up-to-date. Cheers, Bob McElrath [Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Physics] We're sorry, your freedoms, generosity, and sense of community aid and abet terrorism. We shall have to take those away. Support America's fight for freedom and democracy! Vote the Republicrat ticket!
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