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Re: Archlinux vs Sid

Postby alan stone » 2017-06-20 03:25

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Enjoy both and choose. :wink:
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Re: Archlinux vs Sid

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2017-06-20 07:18

soaringowl2145 wrote:
Wheelerof4te wrote:
Sid right now is not a good idea right after new Stable release. I don't know about Arch, got used to .deb and stayed with .deb.


Once the first point release for Stretch is released, would that be a good time to do the upgrade? Also can you please explain why Sid is not a good idea right after a major release?


https://www.debian.org/releases/sid/

This distribution will never get released; instead, packages from it will propagate into testing and then into a real release.


A lot of packages have been put on hold in order to focus on Stretch's release. Now all those packages will migrate for the upgrades. Meaning, more chances for something to break. As for your first question, the answer is "not really".
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Re: Archlinux vs Sid

Postby dasein » 2017-06-20 11:27

soaringowl2145 wrote:Once the first point release for Stretch is released, would that be a good time to do the upgrade?

Sid is NOT an "upgrade." As has already been explained to you, it's a different beast entirely. Sid is about bug-hunting, not ShinyNewShit.

soaringowl2145 wrote: Also can you please explain why Sid is not a good idea right after a major release?

It's an artifact of Debian's release model. The development branches are always buggiest on either side of a freeze. The Wiki has more detail.
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Re: Archlinux vs Sid

Postby pcalvert » 2017-06-21 21:38

Although I have not used it (yet), I believe that Void Linux is worthy of consideration. I only mention that because it may suit your needs, and there's a good chance that you weren't aware of it (until now).

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Re: Archlinux vs Sid

Postby Nili » 2017-06-22 09:03

I'll use Arch Linux for the bleeding edge, Debian for the stability. Both great selections for their different goals.
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Re: Archlinux vs Sid

Postby soaringowl2145 » 2017-07-03 00:37

Thanks for the responses!
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