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Re: Debian Sid updates




On Sat, 23 Feb 2019 11:15:09 -0500
Default User <hunguponcontent@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 10:12 Frank McCormick <debianlist@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> > On 2/23/19 10:05 AM, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:  
> > > On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 09:44:55AM -0500, Frank McCormick wrote:  
> > >> I am running Debian Sid and have not had any updates for a
> > >> couple of  
> > days. I  
> > >> gather this is because of the upcoming release of Buster?  
> > >
> > > The soft freeze started a few days ago, so I would expect a
> > > significant decline in the pace of new uploads to unstable.
> > >  
> > >> I have read some
> > >> advice on the net that I should change my sources list to point
> > >> to  
> > Buster to  
> > >> avoid a cascade of updates. Is this advisable ?
> > >>  
> > > That approach is unlikely to work how you expect.  In particular,
> > > there many packages in unstable which have been removed from
> > > buster and so will not be part of the release.  If you have had
> > > your sources pointed to "sid" and you change them to "buster"
> > > there is a possibility you could end up with mix of packages from
> > > unstable and testing.  In some cases, when a package exists in
> > > testing and a newer version in unstable has been kept out of
> > > testing purpose, you may end up with the newer buggy version from
> > > unstable and that may present problems for you.
> > >
> > > The two most sensible approaches you can take are: 1) stick with
> > > unstable, or, 2) install fresh from a buster beta installer.
> > > Which you choose depends on whether or not you eventually want to
> > > end up on stable.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > -Roberto
> > >  
> >
> >
> >    Thanks for the info. I'll stick with unstable for the moment.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Frank McCormick
> >  
> 
> 
> Frank, it's not your imagination. I run unstable also, and did notice
> in last few days less and more infrequent updates, which I suspected
> was because of the "freeze" process.
> 
> (But just this morning, 43 updates, after zero last night.) And the
> number of updates available should be related to how "lean" your
> system is.
> 
> I agree with Roberto: I do not see any point in mixing in stuff from
> Buster with unstable. If you want unstable, and it works for you,
> then run unstable. Period.
> 
> Works for me.
> 
> (NOTE: my opinion is free, and worth every penny!)