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Old 06-22-2003, 07:58 PM   #1
rdanda
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following unstable


Any have any good thoughts on following unstable and waiting for sarge to be released. I have a solid Woody system installed finally, but it is so dated compared to the Slackware box sitting next to it. I am considering following the unstable tree, or at least testing. Has anyone out there tried an apt-upgrade from stable to unstable or testing. Thanks.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 08:17 PM   #2
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I have considered installing Sarge also, although I don't in any way consider my Woody systems "dated". I would just do a test install to another partition and see what I think.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 11:46 PM   #3
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Has anyone out there tried an apt-upgrade from stable to unstable or testing.
unless stability is crucial, testing is fine. I currently have too little time to spend my time working around unstable problems, but testing worked like a charm from the get-go. And I actually used apt-get to go from potato to testing.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 04:10 AM   #4
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For me unstable has always been a little too much to keep up with, especially on a dialup. Testing is a great distribution to go with it's never too far behind the times. Remember, the latest doesn't always mean the greatest.

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Old 06-23-2003, 05:04 AM   #5
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unstable

Don't get me wrong, i am all about being stable, I mean I have been using slackware for 3 years. I just wanted something else in the way of Gnome or KDE; like 2.2 or KDE 3. I do appreciate the performace of Woody, I mean the machine boots into a gui faster than anything I've ever seen. What about all these packages I see on apt-get.org. Has anyone tried these to update a window manager?
 
Old 06-23-2003, 05:14 AM   #6
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Well I've never tried to update a window manager, but I do use a few of those apt repositories listed at apt-get.org. In particular the ones that host mplayer and java. I'm sure they'll work fine. You might check out apt-pinning if you're going to have several sources for apt. It works quite well.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 05:50 AM   #7
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Hi,

if you're looking for the latest kde/gnome or X packages check out apt-get.org 'cause there are backports existing of the latest packages for woody, so you don't have to upgrade to sarge or sid

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