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Re: update problem






On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 1:16 PM Patrick Bartek <nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:56:03 -0400
Default User <hunguponcontent@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 10, 2018, 23:42 Patrick Bartek <nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>
> [big snip] 
> >
> > Well, it is Unstable.  So, problems are expected.  It's the nature
> > of the beast. Let us know how it goes.  At worst, since .17 works,
> > stick with it until the kernel after 4.18.1 is released. Or compile
> > your own.
> >
> > B
> >
> > 
>
>
> Hi, Patrick.
>
>
> I always try to use the latest version of the kernel and other
> packages as soon as they come out - I want my fair share of the
> freshest bugs available! That's why I track unstable.
>
> : )

Since you like to be on the cutting edge, perhaps a rolling release
would be more suitable.  It certainly would be more stable than Sid
which is really for development where bugs and gotchas abound (as
you've discovered). Arch and VoidLinux come to mind.

I tested VoidLinux in VirtualBox for several months as a possible
replacement for Wheezy, and never had any problems. But discovered it
was a rolling release, and I don't like rolling releases. So, abandoned
it.

Gentoo might be another distro that would work well for you.




A while ago, I did an update, using aptitude, kernel  4.18.0-1-amd64, and the repository mirror at http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian

It worked, without stalling. 

So maybe it wasn't a kernel problem after all, but a transient problem with the update infrastructure. 
Strange that no one else noticed it . . . 

Anyway, thanks to all who replied with help.

Now, regarding other distributions: 

Void? 
Heard the project leader just sort of wandered away. 
Maybe after Void matures for a few years, I'll check it out. 

Gentoo? 
I can't spend the time and effort to compile, compile, compile. 
And I don't own an electric power plant.

Arch?
I've used it. It's actually good. 
Until it's not. 
The developers, IMHO, are insular, insolent jerks. 
The refuse to have a real installer, and deliberately make installation of a full system difficult, so as to keep their private club private. The same attitude infests their mailing lists and forums, too. 
And the Arch User Repository (AUR) sucks. 
But the wiki is good . . .  
(And much of it is applicable to other distributions, including Debian.)

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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