Re: How to keep debian current??
Sjoerd Hardeman wrote:
> Osamu Aoki schreef:
>> On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 08:23:09AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
>>> On 05/15/2010 08:16 AM, RyanJB wrote:
>>>> Thanks for the comprehensive reply, it's like you just whipped up
>>>> a new documentation for this problem ;)
>>>> I think it's best for me to run lenny with backport. My need is
>>>> actually only a stable home system. I do favor current apps
>>>> though; I often use betas (but not alphas), but I can live with
>>>> old apps.
>>> Then use Sid. Lots of non-geeks do.
>> Why??? I think he made a correct judgement.
>> He said "I can live with old apps".
>> He can always run sid in chroot or virtual machine. But the fact that
>> he is asking this question is the proof, he should get to lern Debian
>> system now.
>> Once he will get to used to Debian system, he can do sid as I do or Ron
>> does. But I think it is premature. Give him few months, he will....
> This is a very sane advice. I also started with a stable install, but
> after some time I decided I can handle testing. The problem is not that
> it's hard to run testing because it breaks, it is just a bit more likely
> to break in which case it is good to have some experience sorting out
> the debris. For unstable, this is probably even more true.
I would say that the problem with testing is more that it does not get
immediately the security patrch that Sid and stable gets, since they
wait before being committed from sid to testing.
(ANd if I remember there is an "exeprimental" also)