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Re: Two questions as I prepare for a new install

On Wed 09 Dec 2020 at 19:10:53 (+0000), Mark Fletcher wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 07, 2020 at 06:06:43PM -0700, Charles Curley wrote:
> > On Tue, 8 Dec 2020 00:00:54 +0000 Mark Fletcher wrote:
> > 
> > > 1. Does anyone have any advice (or a link to offcial advice)
> > > regarding whether a new bullseye install is better done with the
> > > testing installer at this time, or by first installing buster and
> > > then upgrading?
> > 
> > In general, you are better off installing new rather than upgrading.
> > Installing new means less Buster cruft on your system compared to
> > upgrading buster. Upgrading is a PITA. Why install and then upgrade
> > when installing will get you what you want?
> Thanks, great to know -- but just for the record that didn't use to be 
> the advice -- I'm sure a search through the archives of this list will 
> show times when people advised that the way to install testing was to 
> install stable and then upgrade.

Well, it does seem reasonable that every time a new release comes
out, advice will revert to "use the stable installer and upgrade".
To be fair, people's old advice remains on the archives for ever,
whether or not it's appropriate for the present time.

> That sounded like a faff, for exactly 
> the reasons you mentioned, hence why I asked -- was hoping I'd get the 
> answer you gave!

One might hope that a 3-day-old version of the d-i can make a
reasonable success of installing bullseye. After all, we're now
only a few months out from its release.


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