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Re: Curious thing about 1.1 -> 1.2 upgrade problems

At 07:06 PM 1/4/97 -0500, Daniel S. Barclay wrote:
>> 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?

Yes, I installed the whole system from scratch, however, Bruce did make a
few changes to the disks after I had used them so that may be what is
catching a few people. I also had to use the ftp install method, and if I
remember correctly an ftp binary was included on the disks.


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