Re: Debian SID or Wheezy/SID?
On Sunday 19 February 2012 19:43:56 Charles Kroeger wrote:
> 500 http://mirror.anl.gov/debian/ unstable/main amd64 Packages
> 500 http://mirror.anl.gov/debian/ testing/main amd64 Packages
> Why is it exactly some are using the ''Toy Story' character names when
> it would be less confusing to just stick with UNSTABLE and TESTING,
> notwithstanding STABLE users of course.
Because they have very different effects. Suppose that you are using Wheezy,
but have your repositories set to testing, then the day that Wheezy goes
stable, you will find yourself with an inrush of Sid packages to testing and
a very unstable system.
Now suppose that you have your repositories set to Wheezy. Then the day that
Wheezy goes stable, you will find yourself using stable and can continue to
do so until such a time as testing has settled down a bit. Or until it
becomes stable, or even old-stable as you prefer.