[linux] Debian Install: 1 CD

Phillip Garland pgarland at u.washington.edu
Wed Sep 24 17:36:05 PDT 2003


what about

apt-get -t testing install $PACKAGE

of course you will also be grabbing all of $PACKAGE's dependencies from Testing,
but there's no way around that.

~Phillip

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Cere M. Davis wrote:


>

>I would love to just stay on stable but my reasons for using testing are

>the same as most people...we want to use more current software releases

>since the release cycle for stable is fairly long. Currently there isn't

>a really straight foreward way to just grab packages that you want to use

>from the testing repository and still use a basic baseline repository.

>This is the reason, I think, that most people end up just moving whole hog

>over to testing.

>

>These issues seem to be a old as the hills. It's true what Tony said I

>think.

>

>

>> As a Debian developer, my answer would be: don't use testing. The point

>> of testing is to have a collection of fairly recent software that stays

>> internally consistent, and relatively free of serious bugs. It is a

>> development tool intended to make the transition from unstable to stable

>> easier for us (Debian, that is), not to be a sort of meta-stable

>> distribution.

>>

>> -brad

>>

>>

>> >

>> > >

>> > > There are other problems with testing (no Gnome 2.2 for example). However, I

do

>> > > like Debian, I just wish these problems could be fixed.

>> > >

>> > > David Fetrow <fetrow at apl.washington.edu> wrote:

>> > > >

>> > > > > As for other OSs, I haven't had the chance to try Debian. I don't like

>> > > > > burning 6 CDs just to install an OS (even 3 CDs kinda sucks in my

>> > > > > opinion). However, maybe I should try it.... :)

>> > > > > --Doug

>> > > >

>> > > > One CD. You can (and probably should to get latest versions) pull the

>> > > > rest from the net automagically via dselect/apt if you have a fast

>> > > > connection. One CD installs enough to get the rest.

>> > > >

>> > > >

>> > > > Or Knoppix, 1 heavily compressed CD Debian live version with rather

>> > > > more than the basics....or ClusterKnoppix (same deal

>> > > > with OpenMosix clustering kernel)...or even Quantian

>> > > > which is simlar but has various stat and math software

>> > > > built in.

>> > > >

>> > > > There are three versions of standard Debian around at most times:

>> > > >

>> > > > stable boring, dated and reliable (currently 3.0 aka woody)

>> > > > ..only security updates.

>> > > >

>> > > > testing Not cutting edge but generally useable and stable

>> > > > especially towards the end of the cycle

>> > > >

>> > > > unstable Adventure with every update!

>> > > >

>> > > > When "testing" moves to "stable", "unstable" moves to "testing" and

>> > > > a new "unstable" makes its appearance.

>> > > >

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>> > >

>> > >

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>> > Unix Systems Administrator - CSDE

>> > cere at u.washington.edu ph: 206.685.5346

>> > https://staff.washington.edu/cere

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>> >

>> >

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> https://staff.washington.edu/cere

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