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Re: testing system updates: how often?

On Wednesday 07 October 2009, Liviu Andronic wrote:

> Dear all
> How often do you update your testing? I noticed that leaving your
> system as is for couple of weeks and about 200 packages would be
> available for updates. I would like to know what would be the
> "optimal" updating frequency that would minimise breakages. In the
> Gentoo world, it was often suggested not to leave your system
> out-of-date for too long.
> Thank you
> Liviu


I run a cron job that does an aptitude update and downloads the packages
daily, and then run aptitude full-upgrade manually at least once a week.
If there are numerous dependency problems, or aptitude wants to remove a 
package that I need, I'll forego the upgrade until I've investigated the 
problem.  I prefer to do an upgrade before there are a large number of 
packages to be upgraded, since it's easier to track down problems.


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