How stable is Sid?

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Re: How stable is Sid?

Postby Jackiebrown » 2009-11-18 08:08

alecs1 wrote:kernel release candidates (those existed before kernel archives server went down)

Yeah but they would never package kbuild (which wouldn't matter to you as much using radeon drivers.)

I agree though. SID is almost boring now. I grab as much as I can from experimental that I find interesting, but since it is not an actually distrubtion, a lot of times dependinces are missing and dated (or only on one arch.)
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Re: How stable is Sid?

Postby aspnair » 2009-11-18 10:55

I am using Sid for the past three years on my main home/work desktop, now with KDE 4.3.2. Really speaking, I did not find much problems. It is a general perception of people that sid is very unstable.
Occasionally some packages have broken dependency. But if you are careful with "apt-get upgrade" then you could avoid upgrading problematic packages, and generally they get fixed in a few days.

Currently I keep this machine a dual boot with latest kubuntu so that, in case of any problem, I could continue my work, that is around 5GB of hard disk space wasted. But, I never had to use kubuntu because of sid problem.
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Re: How stable is Sid?

Postby milomak » 2009-11-27 22:56

sid is the main distro i run
Desktop: iMac Late-2015 27" 5K Retina (17,1 - 3.3GHz) - MacOS and Windows 10 (Bootcamp)/ Sid (External SSD)
Laptop: Lenovo ideapad Y700 [nVidia Optimus] (64-bit) - Sid, Win10, Solus
Kodi Box: AMD Athlon 5150 APU w/Radeon HD 8400 - Sid
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