In <[🔎] BANLkTin7V3rEv_Zo95_2Cfrc8u=Fi96LwQ@mail.gmail.com>, Mark wrote: >I had to add the squeeze-proposed-updates repos to my sources.list after >learning about the intel 855gm bug in squeeze that requires a fix from the >proposed updates section. After apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, 13 >packages were updated/upgraded including apt. Probably won't hurt, but stuff from s-p-u may or may not make it into the next point release. I think the official recommendation is that the developers would love testing and feedback on packages in s-p-u, but that it shouldn't be enabled all the time on a production system and, when you must get a package from s-p-u, that you only install lit. >Am I supposed to keep the >proposed updates repos active in sources.list for the life of squeeze, or do >something else? I wouldn't. >What if I comment it out now? Run an update afterward and you should be fine. Some of your packages will have a newer version than is available on repositories configured for the system, but APT has no problem resolving that. >I want this to be a stable >system. You want the stable repositories, then. Most people will also want the security repositories for stable, even if they do not automatically install updates from it. A majority of people will also want the stable-updates repository (the replacement for volatile), it contains fairly important updates that are not security-related, but do not fit into the point-release schedule. For examples: updates to tzdata, new SPAM rules / virus definitions, and updates to IM software that speaks a proprietary protocol when the controller incompatibly changes it. Note that the "stable" vs. "unstable" in the names of Debian repositories doesn't refer to lack-of-bugs but rather lack-of-changes. Bugs that aren't "release-critical" may exist in stable throughout it's life cycle, but it is only updated for point-releases which are quite infrequent. On the other side of the coin, most of the software uploaded to unstable is considered release- quality by upstream so, depending on the upstream, it may be relatively bug- free and well-tested, but unstable is updated almost continuously so a system using is can be under quite a lot of flux. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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