Re: My further foray into debian
Shawn Powers wrote:
Only real advantage is newer software (at the expense of stability -- I
tend to think of sid as "alpha software", and think of sarge (testing)
as "beta software").
Is there an advantage to changing/upgrading my system from woody to sarge?
I'm sure that's a question that may have different answers from different
people, but are there some upshots that are obvious to anyone?
I typically keep my machines either on testing or unstable, but then I'm
not running any mission critical systems that need to be working 100% of
the time. I've found that even the unstable branch is fairly stable --
but when it does goes bad, boom!
I would leave the security line at "stable"; security issues are
backported to the stable branch. Then you'll have to actually update the
machine (with dselect, or "apt-get update" && "aptget dist-upgrade", etc).
To do that (move to sarge) do I just change my sources.list to say
"testing" where they now say "stable"? (assuming the mirror has both)