Debian testing - where do I get it?

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Fri Mar 21 11:30:59 EST 2003

On Thu, Mar 20, 2003 at 11:15:45PM +1100, Simon Fowler wrote:
> I think Alex is confusing testing with unstable here - tracking
> unstable can easily be ~50MB per update, whether you update daily or
> weekly. Testing is a lot less extreme, in my experience, and you can
> generally get away with following a lot less closely: updating once
> a week or even less should be fine, unless you happen to be looking
> at a really major change like the recent move to gcc-3.2. 

Hmm, I use unstable but the last time I did a full update would be a month
ago now. Except for security updates, there's no real need to update unless
you really need to get some new features. Hence I only update some packages
on a regular basis and most packages only occasionally.

Hence I get the stuff I want with downloading masses of package all the

I'm waiting for the whole KDE/glibc/gcc3.2/etc to stabalise before I my next
major update...
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at>
> IT is not something like pizza that you order in at one o'clock in 
> the morning. - John Loebenstein, St George CIO
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