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



2007/2/14, Andrew Sackville-West <andrew@farwestbilliards.com>:
On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 12:17:56PM -0500, Michael S. Peek wrote:

[...]
I personally think that if you want the latest greatest
stuff one should run sid instead of testing. If something breaks in
sid, it tends to fix itself pretty quickly. sometimes within just a
day or so.

[...]Further down the
release cycle, testing gets naturally more and more stable and easier
and easier to administer and less likely to break as the new versions
get massaged into their final release condition.


I wonder if there is an easy way to undo an apt-get upgrade that will
break my system. If there is then sid seems like an ideal solution for
my desktop PC. I don't mind if I waste a little time or a little disk
space.

________________
PS: I'm considering to migrate from ubuntu to debian and I am
experimenting with it  for some weeks now. After overcoming the basic
problems (some obscure HW that wasn't supported out of the box) the
only thing buzzing me is the stability -vs- new-features choice. In my
servers I always go for stable but my desktop I want it more
up-to-date without risking more than it is necessary.



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