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Re: Why I use "stable"... was: Re: k3b not available

On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 11:10:31AM -0500, Mitch Wiedemann wrote:
> > Colin wrote:
> >
> >Lubos Vrbka wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>hi guys,
> >>
> >>i think i installed k3b using the debian packages (in testing) some time
> >>ago, however i cannot find it now using aptitude/apt-cache. has
> >>something changed?
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >They are changing over to gcc 4.0 in testing so they had to remove some
> >packages including k3b.  I won't be updating my system until k3b and
> >hotplug is put back in.
> >
> These sorts of temporary inconveniences are why I switched back to using
> Debian "stable".  I'm not complaining about "testing" and "unstable",
> but I just want to let people know that "stable" is a place where
> packages don't usually "disappear" from the repositories.
> If you want to help test the next release(s) of Debian, or want the
> newest packages (with the potential for some occasional aggravation) use
> "testing" or "unstable".  If you want nice, boring consistency, and
> predictability, use "stable", and take a couple of steps back from the
> leading edge... :)

Agreed.  I had fun following Sid for a couple of years.  However, I am
now working on my Master's thesis and I don't have time to monkey around
with my machine suddenly not working.  The only inconvenience so far has
been that as stable and testing/unstable have diverged, maintaining my
packages has become trickier.  But I mmake liberal use of pbuilder and
qemu to make sure that everything works properly.


Roberto C. Sanchez

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