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View Poll Results: What was the last version of Debian you installed?
buzz 1 1.64%
rex 1 1.64%
bo 0 0%
hamm 0 0%
slink 2 3.28%
potato 1 1.64%
woody 1 1.64%
sarge 2 3.28%
etch 3 4.92%
lenny 6 9.84%
squeeze 33 54.10%
wheezy 11 18.03%
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
pljvaldez
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What was your last Debian install?


The other day I saw the Debian mailing list announce about multiarch which may allow 32-bit to 64-bit migrations and got to thinking: when did I install Debian? I've done dist-upgrades from Woody all the way up through Squeeze without reinstall (including dd to new drives, transplanting drives to new hardware, etc.). I was contemplating a reinstall to get 64-bit, but I've been too lazy. Now I may be able to do a 32-bit to 64-bit migration with Wheezy (or Wheezy +1) when it goes stable.

So what was the last version of Debian you installed? If you have multiple, pick the oldest...

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Old 08-08-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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For me it was Squeeze on my server. Wanted to replace it with Slackware for some time, but still to lazy, and Debian is (nearly) unbreakable, so there really don't is a need for a new install.
 
Old 08-08-2011, 10:56 PM   #3
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On my very own pc, lenny back in 2008 when lenny was the testing branch.
 
Old 08-08-2011, 11:52 PM   #4
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On my very own pc, lenny back in 2008 when lenny was the testing branch.
That is interesting. That is what I did.

Installed it and Ubuntu 8.04. Made the mistake of using Ubuntu as my main OS instead of Lenny but I was brand new to Linux and Lenny gave me a bit of a challenge.

As 8.04 came to its EOL I had to do a root transplant on it. It is now Sqeeze (old /home still the original). That is for secure business use.

Testing is for most use and a couple Sid installs for FUN.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 01:31 AM   #5
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Friends of mine, Claudia and Livio, run an internet shop. One of their machines was getting a bit long in the tooth and they asked me to install linux on it so I installed Lenny. Lenny is now Wheezy and the machine has been running without problems since my original installation in 2008. Their customers seem quite pleased with it.
ciao,
jdk

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Old 08-09-2011, 02:04 AM   #6
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etch, but its not the full truth.
december (?), the end of the freeze of etch, and i upgraded to lenny, short before it went stable.
short after that i upgraded to unstable/sid.
That is the install i am still running on my daily ride (had to use the backup once or twice to restore).
 
Old 08-09-2011, 02:40 AM   #7
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Hi,

Squeeze, a week or so after it became stable (feb 2011).

A fresh, full install. I did try to upgrade from testing to stable on one of my machines, but it failed miserably.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 04:56 AM   #8
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I just recently (this week) installed Squeeze on an old Compaq machine someone gave me. It have 90mb of ram and an 8gb hard drive, everything works but sound. I probably will give the machine to some poor/low income family for the kids.

I personally may run Testing or Sid on my machines and dist-upgrade from then on.

Thnx.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 05:12 AM   #9
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Aptosid 64bit KDE-lite, about 1 week ago.

I've been running aptosid for ages, but when wheezy got released there was a fair bit of trouble with the nvidia drivers and kernels. My install was already messy, I decided to just leave aptosid till everything sorted itself out.

My last install of 'pure' debian was Squeeze Xfce, about 3-4 months ago.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 06:42 AM   #10
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Squeeze amd64 a few weeks ago - immediately upgraded to Sid (testing installer seemed to be borked at the time). Prior to that I was using i386 since Etch.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 01:28 PM   #11
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Sid for the last couple of weeks.
Should that be added to the list?

My first install was either Bo or Rex
 
Old 08-09-2011, 02:25 PM   #12
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The other day I saw the Debian mailing list announce about multiarch which may allow 32-bit to 64-bit migrations and got to thinking: when did I install Debian? I've done dist-upgrades from Woody all the way up through Squeeze without reinstall (including dd to new drives, transplanting drives to new hardware, etc.). I was contemplating a reinstall to get 64-bit, but I've been too lazy. Now I may be able to do a 32-bit to 64-bit migration with Wheezy (or Wheezy +1) when it goes stable.

So what was the last version of Debian you installed? If you have multiple, pick the oldest...
I have installed mine as sarge/testing (so when woody was stable) and since then it survived 2 or 3 hd's and half a dozen mainboards. It's a really cool thing that you can just boot up a completely different hardware setup with the same installation, just changing /etc/fstab and the grub setup.
Maybe I have accumulated some trash since then (I have made new /home partition back in 2007 or 2008) but I can't really notice any disadvantage in stability or performance.

Code:
~$ ll /usr/lib | wc -l
3934
~$ ll /usr/bin | wc -l
4635
 
Old 08-09-2011, 03:51 PM   #13
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I have installed mine as sarge/testing (so when woody was stable) and since then it survived 2 or 3 hd's and half a dozen mainboards. It's a really cool thing that you can just boot up a completely different hardware setup with the same installation, just changing /etc/fstab and the grub setup.
Maybe I have accumulated some trash since then (I have made new /home partition back in 2007 or 2008) but I can't really notice any disadvantage in stability or performance.

Code:
~$ ll /usr/lib | wc -l
3934
~$ ll /usr/bin | wc -l
4635
Yeah, I think it's cool that we can do that with different hardware setups. I'm sure I've picked up some cruft along the way as well. Maybe it's time to run deborphan or debfoster...
 
Old 08-10-2011, 08:16 AM   #14
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Squeeze atm, stop playing with testing or unstable cuz work and studies.

Recently upgrade one physical machine from lenny to squeeze without a problems, still have like 4 Lennys VM, a glassfish cluster, 1 admin node, 2 nodes and 1 load balancer. I was trying that for fun, gave me quite bite to figure it out, and as usual, didn't make notes of anything
 
Old 08-10-2011, 08:45 AM   #15
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First was lenny, last was wheezy. longest is early sqeeze (from when it was testing) to now (wheezy testing) on a Dell laptop. The only other distro I tried, way back when was Mandrake... could never get that to work for many reasons.
 
  


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