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Re: A case study of a new user turned off debian

Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 03:05:56PM -0500, Greg Stark wrote:
What would be really neat would be if aptitude or perhaps even apt checked for
earlier versions of the package in the pool and offered them as options if the
current one fails to configure.

<insert usual rant about new users that start with unstable deserving
what they get>

No, really.  This is what stable and testing releases are for.

<insert usual rant on how useless stable is for desktop and how testing is even worse than unstable>

if Greg's friend was installing a server it might have been a good idea to use stable (I definitely wouldn't recommend testing)


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