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Re: Debian reliability growth

On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 07:11:27PM +0100, Floris Bruynooghe wrote:
> On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 07:46:08AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > Debian stable is like a Cisco machine.  You install/purchase it, you
> > configure it, you put it into a corner and forget about it (in case
> > for Debian except for security updates).  You don't have to maintain
> > it too actively and can concentrate on the things that are important
> > to you or your business.
> Hmm perhaps not a question for this list, but wat happens when the following lines are in sources.list:
> deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stable main
> deb ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stable/updates main
> and there is a new release, i.e. `stable' is now a symlink to say `sarge' instead of `woody'?  When the box does its weekly `apt-get update && apt-get upgrade'  Won't there change a lot?

  Yes, it will change a lot. Even, you should use dist-upgrade for that.
  But if you want to be stuck to woody and change to sarge when you feel
  you're ready, use that name in the apt lines. So, intead of using
  stable use woody.

> And wouldn't it also become hazardous with only the second line?

  All security updates are released through security.d.o, so having the
  second line will make you update those packages with a security
  problem. If you don't have also the first line, you'll lose "point
  releases" which sometimes change other packages which have a lot of

  Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo

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