Re: How long 'till Sarge->Stable?
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From: "Toshiro" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2005 9:00 AM
Subject: Re: How long 'till Sarge->Stable?
I DO use sid, in fact I've been using unstable for years, but I have the
knowledge to deal with its occasional problems; I don't think is a good idea
to use unstable for a linux newbie; in this case the options are woody
(completely obsolete) and sarge (steadily reaching obsolecence).
Also, using as a server has problems if you use obsolete versions; don't
ever need to install a software that needs the latest version of tomcat for
example? I do, and let me tell you that is a real pain to make it work with
Yes, this discussion is rough for newbies. I finally have a nice server
setup running pop and IMAP mail, Apache 1.x, Mailman, WebMin, ClamAV,
Squirrelmail, and SpamAssassin. I have a few users and a couple of
organizations using this setup happily. Although not the intensity of a
corporate environment, I certainly want it to be stable. Many say I should
stay with Sarge for the stability and security. However, as a newbie, I'm
not sure I want to deal with the challenges of dealing with new versions of
important stuff like ClamAV when necessary to detect new viruses.
(Sometimes a program upgrade is *necessary*, not just the database.)
So I'm tempted to stay with Testing, but some have warned me about
insecurities and slow fixes of problems.
Again, as a newbie, it's tough to decide! - John
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