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Re: Stupid Noob Question: Surfing the 'Testing' edge

Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:

So, if you leave your sources.list with "testing" then after the
release, you will continue to see package upgrades as things move from
unstable to testing.  If you use "etch" then when Etch becomes stable,
you will only see security updates.



Wait, so stable only gets security updates? What if there's a bug in a package, will it get a fix? And I guess just to finish off my questionnaire, do packages in stable ever get upgrades for additional functionality?

If stable only gets security updates, then I find it rather funny that I know someone running a Debian system with a custom perl script designed to get only security updates via apt-get. Was this script a total waste of his time?

- GM

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