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Re: What are the dangers of using packages from both stable and testing?



On Sat, 2004-07-31 at 01:34, listcomm@ml1.net wrote:
> > > What are the dangers of using packages from both stable and testing?
> 
[...]
> (Nonetheless, I'd still like to know where all the fabled and legendary
> DON'T DO THIS warnings are) (especially the one written in Martian)

Well, to be honest, it is called evolution... where the strongest
survive. Go ahead... we need to thin the herd quite a bit, so let us not
waste anytime.

Oh, btw, it isn't Martian, it is Venusian. The Martian translation is
being worked on by an MIA Debian Developer...

</joking>
What it really comes down to is this:

Woody, is based on glibc6 2.2.5 (I think), where as currently Sarge and
unstable have glibc6 2.3.2.ds1. Also the target compiler used for woody
was version gcc 2.95.4. Testing/Unstable are currently targeting gcc
3.3.4.

These 2 very important reasons are the reason why mixing of Woody, Sarge
and Sid is a bad idea. Now mixing of Sarge and Sid (right now) is a
reasonable thing to do, but still not recommended. Reason being they are
using very similar underlying libraries and compilers.

Woody, would more than likely implode upon itself, rendering it useful
as a doorstop, after the catastrophic event happens. But, you can try it
if you want. But, just make sure you are wearing the proscribed Lead
lined Kevlar reinforced Nomex Fire suit, to weather the calls from your
users.

Luck.
-- 
greg, greg@gregfolkert.net

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