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Re: memory problem

On Wed,31.Dec.08, 17:22:55, Ken Teague wrote:
> Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> > Well, there are already many memory-related bugs.  See esp 452706.  The
> > complainer was running out with more than 1 GB of memory.  The suggested
> > action was to try FF3 in experimental.  
> Ouch.  That has to be the poorest answer I've ever seen from a Debian
> developer... ever.  In bugs I've submitted and seen submitted, the
> developer would either take the issue up with upstream or fix the
> problem themselves.  I think it isn't right for a Debian developer to
> suggest a package from experimental to be installed on a stable box to
> solve a problem with a package from stable.

Trying a higher version of the same package helps identify if the bug 
has been fixed in the meantime and, as others have explained, during the 
freeze 'experimental' actually contains good packages which 
can't/shouldn't be uploaded to unstable.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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