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Re: Curious thing about 1.1 -> 1.2 upgrade problems

> From: Rick Macdonald <rickm@vsl.com>

> I've been living off the unstable tree for almost a year. Back when the
> version was 0.95r6 or something like that.
> I really haven't had any problems to speak about, and certainly
> not all the problems that people are writing about when upgrading
> 1.1 -> 1.2.
> One reason may be that I just don't have as many packages installed,
> but I was wondering if anybody had any other explainations as to why many
> small incremental upgrades over the months seems to be more stable (in the
> sense of installations not breaking) than making larger leaps from
> point release to point release.
> I'd really like to hear that my observation is indeed false, since
> upgradability is, of course, one of our major claims for Debian.

I wonder:  Was the Debian 1.2 release ever tested?  That is, did anyone
at Debian try installing it from scratch?

Of the problems I've hit, I don't really know which are because of InfoMagic's
bad CD-ROM, but a lot seem to be from the Debian release itself.  

(For example, at least from my CD-ROM, Netscape wrapper package depends on X11R6, 
but there is no package X11R6, and no package provides X11R6.)


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