Re: CUT rolling release debian
On 03/06/2015 06:12 AM, Jaromír Mikeš wrote:
I was exited when I heard couple of years ago about rolling release debian
But there are not news on this topic anywhere ... is this idea still living?
This isn't a direct answer to your question about CUT, but might be of
I've been using Debian testing as a kind of rolling release since Lenny
on my four most important systems. (I just use "testing" in place of the
code word -- lenny, squeeze, wheezy, jessie, etc. --in
On rare occasions I've had to scramble for a few minutes to regain lost
functions when a package upgrade has resulted in malfunction of one part
of the system or another, but none of the systems has ever been
down-and-out for more than the few minutes it takes to find out what's
wrong and reconfigure to fix it. This has even been the case when it
comes time for the distro upgrade that happens when testing becomes the
I'd suggest that it's best to upgrade a system configured in this manner
daily. This makes the changes more incremental instead of sweeping.
Longer periods between upgrades might make troubleshooting a new issue
pretty tough to do since you'd have a lot more package changes to sort
through to find a culprit.
Reading the development and announcement lists is very helpful in
knowing what to expect. And using apt-listchanges and apt-listbugs along
with aptitude's interactive TUI during each daily upgrade has made the
upgrading and troubleshooting process very logical and easy to do, in my
Obviously, during a freeze (like the one for Jessie now) you see far
fewer package upgrades which are much less likely to cause functional
The braver souls run Sid / experimental as a kind of rolling release.
That, I think, requires quite a bit more savvy in the use of techniques
like pinning and other manipulations of apt's configuration. But it
provides a more consistent access to later versions of all of the
software packages and their new features.
So, maybe you can set up your own personal rolling release? It is more
work on a routine basis that running stable, but I've enjoyed doing it.