Re: Debian reliability growth
Martin Schulze <email@example.com> writes:
. . .
> If you install a Debian stable system, you are (more or less)
> guaranteed the system doesn't change its behaviour during its
> lifetime, except for security updates, corrections for severe problems
> and license violations.
> This is quite important if you want to use a system or base a project
> on it, but don't want to check every month if the system, after an
> update, still behaves as it should. Even worse, if you have to expect
> that the system changes, people may not install security updates since
> this would retroactively creep in other changes that they would not
> want, hence, leaving their system vulnerable to more problems than it
. . .
Joey, this (the whole message, not just the bits I've quoted) 1s
the best explanation and justification of the Debian position on
upgrading stable that I have seen. Thank you for taking the time to
Since this question comes up so frequently, I think it would be
useful to include this (with the bits that are specific to Remi's post
excluded) somewhere on the website or in a FAQ that people could be
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