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Re: Dangers of "stable" in sources.list

On Fri, May 04, 2007 at 12:18:37AM -0400, Greg Folkert wrote:
> > You propose to eliminate "stable" as a release. To keep
> > people from hurting themselves. Especially unwitting
> > "auto-updating" ID10Ts. Ok, let me get this
> > straight... How is this a good thing?

Paul Condon opined:
> Greg,

> In fairness to Max, he surely did not have in mind
> possible confusion by an experienced Admin who is new to
> Debian, but rather a simple user who is working in an
> environment where he must act as his own Admin.

   Yeah, what he said.  :-)

   I'm pointing out that the `stable' distro becomes
massively unstable periodically.  Admitted, that period is
on the order of multiple years, but it _is_ being shortened.
Additionally, the people least likely to be able to handle a
badly- or non-working system are the ones most likely to be
blind-sided by it.

Paul E Condon wrote:
> To reorganize the internals would involve a lot of work.


John L Fjellstad wrote:
> If you remove 'stable', then you kind of have to remove
> 'testing' too.

   I don't think that follows.  If someone, even a newbie,
signs up for `testing', they've got to know there's going to
be a bumpy ride.

	    Best wishes,

	    	 Max Hyre

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