Re: more and more broken packages?
Erik Steffl wrote:
it looks like there are more and more broken packages. I have been
using unstable for few years and generally there were no problems, all
packages where upgradable, no version mismatch etc.
however over time the quality went sharply down (during last 6 month
- year?), to the point of debian being routinely unupgradable
(automatically, using either aptitude u-g-g or apt-get update && apt-get
dist-upgrade). there are various conflicts etc. and I can only make it
work (somewhat) by removing packages, sometime dpkg --remove (apt-get
remove doesn't seem to work, it stops because of the problem I am trying
I have been tracking unstable for a little over 1½ years on my laptop, doing
daily/weekly dist-upgrades. If my memory is correct, I have yet to see a
grave problem that wasn't fixable somehow. I have more than 1.300 packages
installed currently and they are all marked as "ii" using dpkg -l.
Maybe unstable was more stable a couple years ago (I really don't know), but
unstable surely is stable enough compared to what you should expect from a
devel branch, I think.