Monitoring disto structural changes in Debian

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Monitoring disto structural changes in Debian

Postby alexpj » 2013-08-26 03:13

Hello all!

I follow debian testing on servers and unstable/experimental for the desktop usually. Usually they are quite stable or the fix is quite easy. Thank you DD's!

I know that other distros advise of upcoming structural changes, moves to systemd and the like, by issuing notes some place: gentoo uses its module news system, arch posts on the website but I have never got to grips with where the Debian advisories are.

I guess it is on the lists; which one should I follow/subscribe to for advisories i.e. relatively low levels of messages?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Monitoring disto structural changes in Debian

Postby bw123 » 2013-08-26 13:33

alexpj wrote:I guess it is on the lists; which one should I follow/subscribe to for advisories i.e. relatively low levels of messages?



howdy, there are a lot of lists, maybe too many for me to find things easily but you could start here and let m know if you find something interesting
http://lists.debian.org/devel.html
http://lists.debian.org/completeindex.html
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Re: Monitoring disto structural changes in Debian

Postby confuseling » 2013-08-26 13:53

Most things show up at the critical point in apt-listchanges and apt-listbugs. But if you want to know ahead of time, it's basically the mailing lists. debian-project is good for discussion, -devel-announce is good for knowing what's actually about to happen.

You can also use this script (which takes a million years to load, but works...)

http://release.debian.org/migration/

or email / RSS notifications on the PTS

http://packages.qa.debian.org/common/index.html

to watch packages you're particularly interested in.
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Re: Monitoring disto structural changes in Debian

Postby alexpj » 2013-08-27 01:13

Thank you!
Oh yes, of course! List changes!
I am feeling stupid now - especially since I used to have it installed!!

I'll subscribe to devel-announce.

Thank you again.
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