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I've been doing apt-get upgrade (not dist) each Sunday for the past 4 months and have not had any problems. Coming from a couple of years of Mandrake and then Slackware, I LOVE the Debian method of updating. Solid. Easy. Just works.
Debian's unstable branch has been exceptionally stable lately because of the forthcoming Sarge release but it will become much more unstable soon after the release. Using unstable will break your system from time to time and it is meant for experienced users who like to help by reporting bugs and who can fix their system when it breaks.
Unstable is not recommended for beginners or users who need to have a reliable system all the time. For these users Debian's testing branch is a much better choice, especially if they have installed the apt-listbugs utility that will warn before installing any packages with known bugs. It is much safer to run a testing system with a package or two pulled from unstable than going all unstable.
Last edited by Dead Parrot; 05-27-2005 at 09:55 PM.
It's nice to hear that Mepis developers want their users to participate actively in bug reporting. This should ensure that users of Debian's testing branch get to enjoy a relatively stable and reliable system.
Originally posted by acanton I've been doing apt-get upgrade (not dist) each Sunday for the past 4 months and have not had any problems. Coming from a couple of years of Mandrake and then Slackware, I LOVE the Debian method of updating. Solid. Easy. Just works.
What do you mean by the '(not dist)' in the above quote?
What is the difference between 'upgrade' and 'update'?