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Re: Broken packages in testing

Postby bugsbunny » 2009-12-21 12:01

Just install apt-listbugs. Then follow up on any bugs it shows you and decide if you still want to upgrade (often you do - but not always). That's as much of an "early warning system" as anyone can give for testing. The latest round of problems was unusual due to what caused it; not buggy packages per-se but packages migrated down that really shouldn't have been (yet).

@biotube - all indications are that squeeze is going to release with 2.6.32. However, unless they find a reason not to, it looks like they plan to backport nouveau from 2.6.33 to 2.6.32. As far as kde goes - when will it be feature complete? Besides that's the type of thing backports is for. In any case KDE 4.4 is scheduled for release in Feb, which means it would make it in before the freeze.

I still think Debian freezes in March, and releases in June. At least that's my prediction of the moment. If I was being more optimistic I'd say freeze in March and release in May - but this is Debian after all.
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Re: Broken packages in testing

Postby Pick2 » 2009-12-21 13:48

The latest thing I read said "Debian freezes in March" , But we'll know more in April :D
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Re: Broken packages in testing

Postby Adain21 » 2010-01-28 05:18

Thanks for taking the time to help, I really apprciate it.
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Re: Broken packages in testing

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-02-02 23:51

Today's upgrade wants to upgrade xorg. The last time I did that everything broke. Has anyone upgraded today with success?
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Re: Broken packages in testing

Postby ComputerBob » 2010-02-03 00:07

jheaton5 wrote:Today's upgrade wants to upgrade xorg. The last time I did that everything broke. Has anyone upgraded today with success?

No problems here with an AMD Athlon XP 2400+, 2GB RAM, nVidia Geforce 6200 video and the default "nv" video driver. I shutdown and rebooted, just to make sure. :wink:
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Re: Broken packages in testing

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-02-03 00:30

Thanks.
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Re: Broken packages in testing

Postby craigevil » 2010-02-03 01:15

The only issue with xorg in testing is fglrx won't build against the newer xorg. So if you were using it you are stuck using one of the "free" ati drivers, like radeon or radeonhd.

Haven't seen too many other issues while lurking in #debian.
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Re: Broken packages in testing

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-02-03 01:24

Thanks again. I got over my fear and upgraded, rebooted and am here alive and well.
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Re: Broken packages in testing

Postby ComputerBob » 2010-02-03 14:21

jheaton5 wrote:Thanks again. I got over my fear and upgraded, rebooted and am here alive and well.

Excellent! 8)
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Re: Broken packages in testing

Postby sir fer » 2010-02-06 00:24

what's the deal with Grub2 tho, it currently forces my p3 into endless reboot cycles and leaves me with a Grub prompt on my other (less legacy) machines.

Even here I'm starting from Lenny and upgrading to testing and sid.
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Re: Broken packages in testing

Postby thewanderer » 2010-02-08 16:04

GRUB2 can easily change its mood and it sometimes does work, whereas in certain situations - it does not. GRUB legacy is just fine for me...
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Re: Broken packages in testing

Postby sir fer » 2010-02-28 06:48

GRUB2 is fine in sid tho.
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Re: Broken packages in testing

Postby milomak » 2010-02-28 17:18

has the freeze started?

for the first time in a long while i have been able to upgrade both my sid and testing installs without any packages showing bugs.
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