rivenathos wrote:However, my concern continues to be that if a release is really rolling, it should roll with all of the updates. I see this as being a topic that needs to be discussed sometime very soon.
rivenathos wrote:As for the Squeeze part of Testing, as long as someone switches the sources list to "squeeze" instead of "testing," then all of the Levels of updates should be allowed to update since there is no change that will break anything in Stable.
Disclaimer: This is not my first rodeo with Debian,
asymmetros wrote:Personally i have a fully updated lmde, (levels 4 and 5 included) and everything runs smoothly -as good as the very first day or better perhaps. But now squeeze is a kind of frozen. When wheezy gets "promotion" as testing, the party will begin. I have not been there before but everyone says that an update-breakage will be a realistic possibility. I m trying to see the bright side of this -if any problem occurs, this will help to understand better some things. I am considering many options, eg not to upgrade bery often, at least at the begining, or be more conservative with my upgrades for a short period of time.
I dont think that Stable is rolling distro -under any definition you can use for 'rolling. Rolling means to get newer versions of applications or to upgrade the basis of your system, from time -to get for example a newer kernel. Only security updates and patches means tha you will remain with virually the same (versions of) programs and staff for years to come.
willie42 wrote:personally I would get me some extra hard drive space a make a bi-weekly backup just incase something does bork you can restore all your on configurations back to the previous state then you will know what and how to do after that....
craig10x wrote:so axxer...what you are saying is if you are not sure as far as handling the 4 and 5 levels...then it would be safer to stay at level 3?
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