Re: Debian-based distros ??
From: stan (stanb_at_panix.com)
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 20:09:08 -0400 To: Debian User <email@example.com>
On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 02:06:47PM -0400, Mental Patient wrote:
> stan wrote:
> >A general wor of wisdom here, for what it's worth.
> >I once made the mistake of allowing myself to be sucked in by the siren
> >song of these offshot distors. As a result I am stuck with 2 machines (one
> >at home, and one at work), bith of which I still actively use, but can't,
> >in any reasonable way, update.
> >Both machines were, at one time, lot's nicer than the Debian mainstream at
> >that tiem.
> >In mycase it was Progey, who sure looked like they would be around :-(
> So why can't you update?
> I ask because I've installed via libranet and knoppix (as well as the
> usual debian installer), and I haven't had this problem.
Mmm, well perhaps I can. It's just a pretty scarey set of things apt-get
wants to do, and I _really_ don't want to break either of these amchines,
without first having set up a replacement.
What distribution would you point apt-sources to to upgrade a Progeny
> Sure, knoppix jumped the gun on packageing X 4.3 and I had a couple
> minor problems with it, but it was easily fixed. Further the
> dist-upgrade to sid was a little bumpy, but thats to be expected anyhow.
sid is "unstable"right?
> Are you saying that you cant upgrade to stable? Just wondering what the
> problem was.
> I've known people running testing who've backed out to stable, so there
> must be a way you can 'get back on track' so to speak. Then again, your
> definition of reasonable may differ from mine.
Well I supose I could experiment with the machine at home.
Sugestiosn as to how to go about it?
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