Re: Upgrading Debian
On Saturday 08 May 2004 02:23 am, cr wrote:
> For me, the clincher was when the phone company tech came to check, went
> out to the junction box in the street, disconnected the line from the
> exchange - crackle stopped - and reconnected it - crackle restarted. And
> then the tech told me it must be something in _my_ equipment. I suppose
> that's the official line. :(
Whee. Well, I can sympathize.
> > I make the house payments, so anybody else living here can get over it.
> > :)
> You are obviously not married <g>
Am so! :) Happily even. She knew I was a geek when she married me, and it
was never an issue. I guess I had pretty much been keeping the phone tied up
for hours at a time since '93 or so. Now that it rings, we don't know what
to do with it.
> > Indeed. For me it was a question of time. 36 hours is a long time, but
> > still faster than waiting several days for CDs to arrive in the mail.
> > Cheaper too, for me.
> Two different sorts of time. Your method gets you updated sooner. Mine
> takes longer but uses very little of my time while waiting. (And I do
> shop around to get CD's at the best price).
Well, my method wasn't really using any of my time either. It's not like I
sat there and watched the thing count ever so slowly. :)
But you have metered service, so there's little question that CDs must really
be the only practical option for you. That makes further beating of that
dead horse pretty pointless, I suppose.
The main thing is that you've found a way to do what you want, and you have
the good sense to be running Debian. :)
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan <email@example.com>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621