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Re: change sources.list to follow testing, not jessie

On 04/17/2015 at 11:41 AM, Lisi Reisz wrote:

> On Friday 17 April 2015 15:51:23 The Wanderer wrote:
>> On 04/17/2015 at 10:18 AM, Lisi Reisz wrote:

>>> A valid point.  But changing code name reduces the risk of
>>> absentmindedly upgrading and then thinking oops.  Particularly in
>>> the case of the OP, who expected changing Jessie to testing now,
>>> to have some impact and be a valid test of the result of tracking
>>> testing.
>> I'm not sure he was. I understood his reluctance to test "for fear
>> of causing immediate problems" as being based on the idea that "if
>> I converted it wrong, or to the wrong thing, then trying to use the
>> result might cause problems" - not on the idea that testing
>> currently contains something different from jessie.
> He was discussing changing all his sources to testing in order to
> track testing not Jessie.
> He said:
> "Running `aptitude update' with the changes" (from Jessie to testing)
> "in place does not produce any output that looks problematice (to
> me).  But maybe that is not a thorough test?"
> Having the changes in place would make no difference at all at the
> moment.  So it is not a test at all.

It's a test of whether the conversion of the sources.list was done
correctly - and of whether the newly listed sources are actually valid,
hosting actual repositories. It's not necessarily an exhaustive test of
that latter, but it's probably enough for most purposes.

   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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