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Re: 2.1r5 or 2.2r1 ?

On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 06:42:58PM +0100, Georges A. Tomazi wrote:

> I was wondering if someone can help me with informations about the 
> reliability of a newly released Debian version. One choice is to install 
> the upcoming 2.1r5 or to wait for the 2.2r1, knowing that I will have very 
> little testing time in that case. What would you suggest ?

You'd probably be best off installing 2.1r5 and working with its
packages whenever possible. If you find that you need a newer version
of a package that's installed in 2.2, you'd want to look into using
apt-get to download and build new debs from potato source
archives. For example, after setup, you would be able to do 'apt-get
-b source zope' to get the zope sources from potato, unpack them, and
build a deb from them compiled against your currently installed

You probably *don't* want to just go installing the actual precompiled
deb files from the 2.2 distribution, as these would either require
substantial c library upgrades, install forcing, or other such

Mike Renfro  / Instructor, Basic Engineering Program
931 372-3601 / renfro@tntech.edu

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