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    Re: Using unstable as pretty stable (Score: 2)
    by slymole on Thursday, October 25 @ 13:29:31 BST

    I’ve been running sid on my main (developer) box since last February; it wouldn’t be that tragic for packages to break on that machine, but I try to avoid it: other servers take their cues from it when updating their setup. I never apt-get upgrade, just apt-get update every Monday, take a peek at newsgroups and Debian Planet to see if any packages are broken, and judiciously apply updates with the help of apt-listchanges. Depending on required stability, some packages are always held (at least, until the next major revision comes along). It’s a haphazard system, but I find it works: I’ve avoided some major breakages from PAM and X, and I get all the benefits of running unstable.

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