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Re: The stable/testing/unstable branches not a solution ?

On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 09:17:37PM +0100, Enrico Zini wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 09:06:38PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > And assume some important piece of hardware in a server requires a new 
> > major release of the kernel (e.g. currently 2.6): You might have to wait 
> > many years until the next base system with support for this kernel will 
> > be available before you can install Debian on your brand-new server.
> Well, one of the reasons for thinking about dividing the archive in big
> chunks was, if I'm not mistaken, being able to release the base system
> more often (and possibly maintain security support for more older
> versions).

In this thread the opposite was suggested.

And releasing the base system more often also has problems, since new 
versions in the base system might break other packages (e.g. a new libc6 
might require a new versionof wine).

> Ciao,
> Enrico



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       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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