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Re: Firware drivers?

On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 10:28:19PM EST, Tarek Soliman wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 01:03:43PM -0800, Arthur Barlow wrote:

> > Are you guys kidding??!!!  I've been using "testing" for years with
> > very little problems.

> You should know that every time a release happens, both testing and
> unstable go into flux.

> Here are some free tips for everyone:
> Do not track "stable" or "testing". Track the release names instead.
> This will prevent unexpected upgrades

> If you've been tracking testing (e.g. squeeze in this case) and
> a release happens, don't switch to the next one until a month after
> the stable release. This is because of the dozens of maintainers who
> have been holding it in. system. Have knoppix or some liveCD handy and
> learn how to chroot.
> I understand your pain and frustration but you're not going to make
> any friends here with this kind of attitude.

> I had to upgrade 5 machines on Sunday and I spent the whole day doing
> it because of various problems. I followed the release notes and one
> of the lenny laptops that had an nvidia card lost its console when
> I upgraded the kernel and udev and rebooted. (as instructed by the
> upgrade guide) I didn't lash out because I knew it was risky and
> I knew there was a way out. This is what comes out of "years of using
> debian".

Food for thought.. I've printed it as a reminder.. in the event I run
into some real nasties and start losing my cool.


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