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Re: release aliases

On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 12:47:56PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> Hi all,
> In Debian we have long-term aliases that refer to different releases
> over time. oldstable -> lenny, stable -> squeeze and so on. For the
> derivatives census and possibly for users, it would be helpful if the
> Debian derivatives adopted this. I've added a paragraph to the
> derivatives guidelines suggesting the use of release aliases.
> Are any derivatives not using them? If so, it would be great to hear
> reasons for not using them or blockers for switching to using them?

Since I'm somewhat concerned about users breaking their system by
accidential "full upgrades" from one release to the next whenever the
current "testing" release moves to "stable", and the next merge window
starts, I'm using the individual release names in Knoppix, rather than
the aliases:

APT::Default-Release "wheezy";

If the user really feels adventurous enough to adopt the next release,
he/she has to change this setting manually in
/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00knoppix .


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