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    What happens to testing during the woody freeze
    Submitted by noviota on Monday, April 15, 2002 – 17:45
    Will testing continue to update? If not, why not?

    Being a user who runs testing I am quite interested in this. My apt lines contain “testing” not “woody” and so I am hoping I will continue to get the testing updates not end up in a frozen state waiting for woody to become stable.

    Joy: “testing” is woody, so during the test cycles the testing distribution will be frozen. However, the test cycles aren’t the same as being frozen all the time…

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    Subject: Re: What happens to
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2002/04/15 – 19:01
    A lot of users started using testing as a not-too-unstable but still recent version of debian, eg for workstations. For those machines, the freeze will cause testing to be too old.

    ‘frozen’ and ‘testing’ should be 2 different trees, just like unstable continues to change during the freeze. I don’t see why this couln’t happen, since testing is automagically created from unstable by scripts. (the manual interventions are specific for the freeze, so not relevant in the ‘new’ testing)

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    Subject: Re: What happens to
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Friday, 2002/04/19 – 08:11
      A lot of users started using testing as a not-too-unstable but still recent version of debian, eg for workstations.

    Which is exactly what it is for.

      For those machines, the freeze will cause testing to be too old.

    Mozilla 0.9.9 made it in the other day.. I didn’t mind the wait for a solid package. (Had to grab Galeon from sid though)

      ‘frozen’ and ‘testing’ should be 2 different trees, just like unstable continues to change during the freeze.

    NO! The whole idea of freezing something is to test the bagesus out of it. ie ‘testing’. Don’t dilute the pool of people testing the freeze!

    If I want a warmer than frozen package, I uncomment the unstable lines of sources.list and apt-get update && apt-get -t unstable install PACKAGE.

    Need the following in /etc/apt/apt.conf for that:
    APT
    {
    Default-Release “testing”;
    };

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    Subject: Re: What happens to
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2002/04/15 – 20:32
    the testing tree will continue to be packages that have been in unstable for 2 weeks and no serious bugs. ‘woody’ will be the new ‘stable’. i guess when next month rolls around and woody is released as the new stable, testing will get new packages.
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    Subject: Re: What happens to
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/04/16 – 16:40
    So at the moment woody becomes stable, testing and stable will be identical? And then testing will continue to evolve as it has?
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    Subject: Re: What happens to
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/04/16 – 21:53
    Yes ..
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    Subject: Re: What happens to
    Author: noviota
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/04/16 – 05:24
    Thank you. That is what I was hoping for. That is why I have my apt lines point to testing not woody.
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    Subject: Re: What happens to
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2002/04/15 – 19:18
    the freeze will cause testing to be too old.

    LOL

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