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Nov. 23rd, 2002

Argh!



So, having found that my computer is having some serious problems, I figured I'd just wipe it and reinstall.

So, to do so, I wanted to get some new install CDs for Debian. But, having found their stable distribution to be a pain in the past, in terms of packages being old, I wanted to install testing instead.

First, I discover that all of their net install images are considered unofficial and dangerous.

Then, I learn that none of the install CDs for testing can be used to actually install a system. You have to install a stable system first, then upgrade to testing afterwards.

I am unconvinced by the utility of this.

I'm hoping that this is more a case of really shitty documentation of the install process than a case of "Debian is nearly impossible to install if you're not installing the stable distribution"

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curgoth
Nov. 23rd, 2002 05:02 pm (UTC)
I've always been pretty disappointed with debian documentation of.. well, everything. OTOH, I really, really like apt.

I don't think I really wanna go BSD, not without any kind of local support group... I have enough of a handle on linux that I can "make it go" on my own most of the time... I may play with BSD when I have a "development" box, but not right now.

Also, with my luck, I don't quite trust that 1% missing compatibility...

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