Re: upgrade to sid?
"Tim" == Tim Verry <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Tim> If one were to put "deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/
Tim> unstable main contrib non-free" in my sources.list, uh, I
Tim> mean one's sources.list, then ran apt-get upgrade and watched
Tim> about 200 packages get upgraded, what exactly would the
Tim> result be on so and so's previously woody Debian
You would get new features, cool new software, and all the latest
bugs. unstable is the bleeding edge, run it you are prepared to
experience all the bugs that are a part of developing a Linux
Try the 'testing' distribution instead of 'unstable' if you really
want the newer software. Stuff in testing has spent a few days in
unstable without anyone complaining about it. But expect a few
problems here and there. Also, upgrading to any of these could in
theory actually break your system (remember, they are called 'testing'
and 'unstable' for a reason ;-).
Tim> If a person had done this, is there any way to downgrade
Tim> certain things back to earlier versions?
The short answer is: no. The long answer seems to be: maybe. I've
never done it, so I'll keep my opinion to myself.