[OT] Re: Debian reliability growth
> 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 not true. All recent releases at least ship an
apt/sources.list pointing to "stable", which can cause unwanted
upgrades when people do not look close enough.
I've seen this already, with a potato box half-upgraded to woody, and
the customer wondering why his Debian box was not working correctly
any more. This box ran a critical app for them, and someone just
installed a couple of new packages as they were used to, without any
problem up to woody's release :(
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