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Re: Stretch stable and jessie testing - repositories listed

Hi, Greg,

On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 10:27 PM, Greg Wooledge <wooledg@eeg.ccf.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 09, 2017 at 12:29:00PM +0000, GiaThnYgeia wrote:
>> It may seem silly to most of you but not very clear.  If in the synaptic
>> repository list one has used testing in Jessie
> What?!
>> by now the system has
>> converted fully (99.99%) to Debian 9 Stretch.  Right?
> If you want to run stretch, then you should put "stretch" in your
> sources.list.  Currently this is the same as testing, but when stretch
> is released, you will be running Debian 9, and you will stay there until
> you choose something else.
> If you want to run PERPETUAL testing, never stabilizing, always
> half-broken, then you should put "testing" in your sources.list.
> If you put EITHER of these things in your sources.list, EVER, then you are
> NOT running jessie.  It is completely nonsensical to write a phrase like
> "testing in jessie".  You are running testing, or you are running jessie,
> or you are running neither.

Please don't get so excited on-list. Some of the members of the list
have to go handle flammable liquids in the early morning cold between
reading messages, and you might cause an hour's worth of fuel oil to
be spilled all over someone's veranda.


Sure, it's that someone's fault for thinking about the list and
watching the fuel instead of the gauge for a second or two at the
wrong moment, but .... :/)

Joel Rees

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