Re: I don't understand Debian
I have two questions that really concerned me.
- Why it's Debian that fixes bugs and security holes? Why it isn't
upstream developers? How can you be sure that all security holes will
be found or revealed? (for instance an old software in stable can have
a security issue which is not in the recent version, so upstream can't
find it) Why upstream developers of important softwares do not
sometimes provide stable versions of their programs (eg linux kernel,
libc, xorg), instead of let Debian do the job for them?
I mean, with Windows® (sorry), things are sometimes more logical: the
kernel, "xserver, xclient", etc. (important apps) are stable for
years, but you can have the last firefox without update them (like a
mix stable/unstable, except that stable softwares are maintained by
uptream, not by a distribution).
- Why Debian isn't KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) compliant? I mean, I
never need to change my conf files. If I have a problem, I solve with
apt-get or dpkg-reconfigure. I don't understand how things works and
I'm too dependent on Debian. Futhermore, .deb are really complicated
compare with other package tools. I like for instance Frugalware
philosophy: "We try to ship fresh and stable software, as close to the
original source as possible, because in our opinion most software is
the best as is, and doesn't need patching."
Well, I don't like what is Linux today. Software developers don't care
about stability, are not responsible, whereas each Linux distributions
re-do the same jobs without cooperate. Linus should do something. It's
too easy to create a kernel and then let it go alone.
Sorry for my English that is very bad compare to the real Ignatius
There is nothing wrong with debian and if your are talking about windows
then you are not even used to the "linux way"
If you want security patches, they are in Stable. Unstable is updated
everyday, so who cares? Testing, err yea, they will get there when they