loxienouis wrote:The reason for my original question is that I want to run whatever the current "testing version" is. And if Wheezy gets promoted at the same time Squeeze does, then I will just wait the 4 weeks instead of slogging through another install(I prefer fresh installations vs upgrading within). I know the test versions of Debian are a bit more active than stable, but I have used Ubuntu for over 2 years, so I have some experience dealing with Terminal commands, package management, gnome, etc...I am also currently VirtualBoxing a copy of Squeeze.
a) If you want to run testing, install it now. Make sure you got testing in /etc/apt/sources.list (and not squeeze) and you will run testing till the day the world falls in pieces (now and after the freeze and after the next freeze and so on).
b) prefering a fresh installation over an upgrade might make a lot of sense with Ubuntu. The "Debian Gnu/Linux" upgrades are rather painless.
c) "a bit more active " is understated. It is *active* (and that can become annoying).
Check here for the whole subject of what happens when (when and how becomes testing stable, and how do packages get from unstable to testing):http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debia ... tml#s3.1.9
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