Re: Still getting loads of updates on Etch although frozen
On Friday 05 January 2007 01:08, Sven Arvidsson wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-01-05 at 00:50 +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > I've just changed /etc/apt/sources.list entries from testing to Etch, and
> > run apt-get update again, followed by apt-get dist-upgrade. I now have
> > the same amount of packages to download, so it appears there are still a
> > lot of updates for Etch even though testing is frozen.
> That's normal, bugs are still fixed in packages, this is what the freeze
> is for. These are the conditions for releasing a new version in Etch:
> - fixes for release critical bugs (i.e., bugs of severity critical,
> grave, and serious) in all packages;
> - changes for release goals, if they are not invasive;
> - fixes for severity: important bugs in packages of priority: optional
> or extra, only when this can be done via unstable;
> - translation updates and
> - documentation fixes.
> Taken from the freeze announcement, good reading if you're interested in
> the procedure.
> > What the hell though are these "Diffindex" things, and all the lines
> > while running apt-get update that end in "pdiff". I havn't seen them in
> > Sarge, and don't recall having seen them in Etch before a couple of weeks
> > ago.
> See here for a good explanation,
Thanks for the explanation Sven.