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Shuttleworth: Not convinced by rolling releases

Shuttleworth: Not convinced by rolling releases

Posted Mar 8, 2013 20:42 UTC (Fri) by anselm (subscriber, #2796)
In reply to: Shuttleworth: Not convinced by rolling releases by mike.cloaked
Parent article: Shuttleworth: Not convinced by rolling releases

it is always very up to date without the pain of annual or more frequent complete re-installs from scratch which is a massive advantage compared to non-rolling-release-distributions

I use Debian, which is a »non-rolling-release-distribution«. I do not do »annual or more frequent complete re-installs from scratch«. Upgrading works just fine and has for a long time.


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Debian: Rolling-release distro?

Posted Mar 11, 2013 16:28 UTC (Mon) by Max.Hyre (guest, #1054) [Link]

I use Debian as well, and I follow the unstable branch, doing a dist-upgrade every evening. How much more rolling would you like? :-)

True, I don't use it for production (read: anyone but me depends on it), and I check the list of changes before throwing the switch, because every few months there may be a case where some things would happen that I don't want to follow. Usually waiting a couple of days straightens it out.

Nonetheless, but it’s what I run on my main computer, and I don't remember the last time it was even close to being hosed— at least a couple of years.


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