What should we do with a drunken salesman?

jeremy at itassist.net.au jeremy at itassist.net.au
Fri Aug 24 01:55:50 EST 2001

> If you prefer to be on the edge, I suggest pointing your apt to
> testing/unstable and pin your packages on testing (aka woody for now).

Oh yes, that's where I am right now.  The trouble with testing (and more
so with unstable) is that occaisionally a package will creep through
that compiles fine but breaks part of the system.  

There are some examples in the CLUG archives of people suddenly not
being able to log in after an upgrade or similar.

One particular testing release of X broke on my machine and I had a hell
of a time convincing aptitude that I wanted to go backwards in versions.

Stable may seem wussy, but it's almost guaranteed to work.  And stable
for debian is what, nearly two years old now?

I/O, I/O,
It's off to disk I go,
A bit or byte to read or write,
I/O, I/O, I/O...

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