which Debian do you use most often?

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which Debian do you use most often?

Unstable / Sid
6
11%
Testing / Buster
18
34%
Stable / Stretch
27
51%
OldStable / Jessie
1
2%
Wheezy
1
2%
Squeeze
0
No votes
Lenny, Etch, Sarge, Woody ...
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 53

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Re: which Debian do you use most often?

#21 Post by debian-2019 »

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
debian-2019 wrote:...
No, testing can be less reliable than sid because the package migration is delayed by 10-14 days so if stuff is broken then it can stay broken for a few weeks whereas sid gets the fixes from upstream straight away.

The Security Team don't cover testing/unstable at all so this can make testing rather vulnerable, mine was open the the MDS vulnerability ("zombieload") for a while.

And the API changes can break configurations and force you to keep updating them, which is a pain.
Forgive me for a very newbie question, but the weekly and daily builds are the sid versions, right? And the RC the testing versions?

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#22 Post by Head_on_a_Stick »

If you're referring to the ISO images then the weekly & daily builds have versions for all of the branches.

The RC1 image is to test the release candidate of the installer for the next Debian stable version.
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Re: which Debian do you use most often?

#23 Post by debian-2019 »

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:If you're referring to the ISO images then the weekly & daily builds have versions for all of the branches.

The RC1 image is to test the release candidate of the installer for the next Debian stable version.
Oh my...thanks for making that clear to me now. I may have to go stable version next time and just do the backport thing for unsupported devices. :D

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#24 Post by Bulkley »

debian-2019 wrote:Oh my...thanks for making that clear to me now. I may have to go stable version next time and just do the backport thing for unsupported devices. :D
Many unsupported devices simply need a non-free blob. Add non-free to your sources.list file. Like this:

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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
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Re: which Debian do you use most often?

#25 Post by vbrummond »

I always run latest testing. My interest in Linux is mostly a curiosity at this point. Debian is still nice though. It hasn't changed much in the last decade.
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#26 Post by sickpig »

vbrummond wrote:I always run latest testing. My interest in Linux is mostly a curiosity at this point. Debian is still nice though. It hasn't changed much in the last decade.
were u curious for the entire last decade :roll: since u created ur forum account here?

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#27 Post by dilberts_left_nut »

I lost the time and inclination for the "life of eternal upgrades" so it's stable for me.
Currently have a couple of buster boxen for planning and testing purposes and still rocking a wheezy and also squeeze server in specific roles that are still doing their jobs.
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#28 Post by vbrummond »

sickpig wrote:
vbrummond wrote:I always run latest testing. My interest in Linux is mostly a curiosity at this point. Debian is still nice though. It hasn't changed much in the last decade.
were u curious for the entire last decade :roll: since u created ur forum account here?
I used to be an open source contributor, a mod here, and am a certified Linux admin. :roll:

Linux is still great and the Debian project is really amazing, of course I keep up with it.
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#29 Post by 4D696B65 »

Nice to see you vb :D

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#30 Post by sickpig »

4D696B65 wrote:Nice to see you vb :D
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#31 Post by vbrummond »

I pop in from time to time I mostly lurk. Glad to be back. Thanks for the welcome.
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#32 Post by sunrat »

I'm a Fake Debian User as well. I use siduction and have used it and predecessors for 11 years now. siduction is sid with a custom kernel and a few nifty tools added.
I swore I was going to switch to Buster and have it installed in multi-boot and running sweetly, but KDE Plasma 5.15 is still nicer than Buster's 5.12 so I haven't been able to drag myself away. Haven't had a major upgrade issue for years, although a small glitch when Nvidia drivers wouldn't build with the new 5.0 kernel took about 10 minutes to fix using siduction's own build of updated driver.
A life of eternal upgrades ain't so bad, I almost look forward to it as a weekly ritual. :D
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Re: which Debian do you use most often?

#33 Post by KBD47 »

I picked Stretch, but also using Buster as it's nearing new Stable.

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#34 Post by Head_on_a_Stick »

vbrummond wrote:I used to be an open source contributor, a mod here, and am a certified Linux admin.
Thanks for all of your efforts vbrummond, they are very much appreciated :)
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Re: which Debian do you use most often?

#35 Post by sjukfan »

Three pc on testing, and two powerpc on Sid.
Bullseye amd64, AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Buster amd64, Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3
Sid ppc, PowerPC 7447a
Sid ppc64, PowerPC 970FX

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Re: which Debian do you use most often?

#36 Post by n_hologram »

I use stable debian lite. It has all the delicious flavor of regular debian but without all the calories!

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Re: which Debian do you use most often?

#37 Post by Head_on_a_Stick »

That's a weird guide, you don't need /proc or /sys in /etc/fstab and it misses quite a few configuration details.

Try https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch ... 03.html.en instead.
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Re: which Debian do you use most often?

#38 Post by sickpig »

only 2 days to go before the poll will have to modified as stable would then become Buster :)

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Re: which Debian do you use most often?

#39 Post by Soul Singin' »

sickpig wrote:only 2 days to go before the poll will have to modified as stable would then become Buster :)
Perhaps a moderator could lock this thread and we start a new poll?

If so, then maybe the options should be:
  • unstable
  • testing
  • stable
  • old stable
  • old old stable
  • obsolete
:?:

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Re: which Debian do you use most often?

#40 Post by sickpig »

agree the immutable options
stretch is still winning :)

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