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Re: Oh no something has gone wrong! after reinstalling Debian and Gnome.

On 05/22/2017 12:28 PM, Anil Duggirala wrote:
> thanks a lot Fungi,
> I want to reinstall the whole system, so I will download Strech RC 3
> from here https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
> and then after finishing installation will change 'testing' for
> 'jessie', can I do that?
> thanks a lot,
No, after installing, you want to change testing for stretch...in fact,
I would use stretch just to start with, then no change will be needed
after installation.  If you do a fresh install with the stretch
installation CD/DVD, then it should handle the sources.list file for
you, and you won't have to change anything.

> P.S. sorry for spamming your email Fungi
> On Mon, May 22, 2017, at 10:08 AM, Kent West wrote:
>> On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 9:51 AM, Fungi4All <fungilife@protonmail.com
>> <mailto:fungilife@protonmail.com>> wrote:
>>     The only thing to fear is stability, or too much of it.  I have
>>     run stretch and sid (testing and unstable currently) and I get a
>>     sense that sid is even lighter and more stable in hardware
>>     resources.  With all the fooling around I do I have yet to see
>>     anything break or freeze or do anything unexpected in sid. 
>>     Stretch is so stable it is boring :)   Now Jessie, that is a
>>     really unstable system ;b  .... even your graphics don't like it.
>> I have run sid (unstable) for years (a decade? more?), and although
>> there's often little breakages (uh oh, can't install Firefox; wait a
>> day and a half; okay, all better now, it's installed), I can only
>> recall one time (8 years ago? 10?) when the breakage was serious
>> enough that it actually borked my box so I couldn't do anything with
>> it. But even that, as I recall, only had me broken a day or so, as I
>> either manually fixed it, or just reinstalled a fresh sid, or waited
>> until the breakage "fixed itself". The conclusion I have come to after
>> all these years is that for a workstation that doesn't have a
>> mission-critical need for five-9's uptime, sid/unstable is a good
>> solution for staying up-to-date and happy, but it's probably not
>> suitable for a mission-critical box.
>> -- 
>> Kent West                    <")))><
>> Westing Peacefully - http://kentwest.blogspot.com

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