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Re: Unstable vs. Stable


On Thu, 20 Feb 1997, Daniel Robbins wrote:

> On 19 Feb 1997, Rob Browning wrote:
> > jlarkin@aij.st.hmc.edu (John T. Larkin) writes:
> > 
> > > This was bad; everything linked with the x libraries couldn't run
> > > since they couldn't find the libraries.  They had installed a bunch of
> > > X packages, so one of the packages should have been responsable for making 
> > > sure that this line was added to /etc/ld.so.conf, correct?
> > 
> > Yes, this has been fixed in unstable.
> Could someone please explain to me the difference between the unstable 
> and stable directories?  Since it seems like all the bug fixes go in 
> unstable, isn't the unstable stuff more stable than stable? 

Unstable is the "beta" directory.  It contains all the latest releases of
debian packages.  You are free to download anything from there, just be
aware that it might be buggy.  However, due to the problems we've been
having (lack of testing mainly), the stable distribution can be seen as
less stable than unstable, but we are in the process of fixing it.  BTW,
the ld.so.conf bug is fixed in 1.2.7 which hasn't reached all the mirrors

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Igor Grobman                                             igor@vaca.net

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