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Re: My first question on Debian

Thanks, all, you were a helpful lot ;)

The reason I didn't respond sooner was that I'd been busy backing up
my data, installing Debian, and migrating my various config files to
new Debian... 

However, the most time-consuming task during my migration to Debian
had been attempting to install Debian with the Sarge CDs. After hours
of wrestling with Sarge installer, I came across a message in this
list that Sarge installer doesn't work at all...

However, Debian really rocks! at least for me, a 3-year prisoner of
those RPMs ;)

Thanks again, folks.


BTW: no need to CC me any more, I'm now on the list.

On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 04:40:57PM +0100, Clive Menzies wrote:
> On (19/05/03 22:07), clay@dawning.com.cn wrote:
> > I've been tired of tweaking spec files and wrestling with RPM
> > dependencies for long...
> > 
> > I hate to see that "Demo service for server 1002200202 limited due to
> > high load" message from Redhat's up2date servers...
> > 
> > I simply can't wait that long for RH to update this RPM or that, since
> > dependency hells prevented me to do it myself...
> > 
> > Yesterday, I decided to burn a KNOPPIX CD to have a look at Debian,
> > without having to sacrifice one of my boxes. And I was impressed!
> > 
> > But when I went to a mirror site, wanting to grab the bleeding-edge
> > ISOs, I met a problem.
> > 
> > I know this may sound silly to your Debianers, but I really don't know
> > which one to download -- there're several dirs under
> > debian-unofficial: 
> > hurd/    potato/     sarge/  sid/    woody/
> > each with some ISOs under it.
> >
> woody is the latest stable release (July 2002)
> sarge is testing and will be the next stable release (as and when)
> sid is unstable (as in the anarchic boy next door in Toy Story) and is
> bleeding edge ;-)
> Good Luck
> Clive


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