Upgrading to Edgy Eft

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Tue Jun 27 19:00:36 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-06-27 at 20:29 +0200, Vladimir Kerka wrote:
> I really don't understand your statement "very early in the cycle".

It's before UpstreamVersionFreeze. Stuff will be merged from sid with
partly little regard to breakage, and some stuff, like newer gcc, will
likely cause breakage even if the devs tried hard not to.
E.g., in Dapper's unstable phase, X was broken for days IIRC

> Well, as far as I remember, I added repos for dapper in less than two 
> weeks after releasing breezy and (as I stated in my mail in mentioned 
> thread) the upgrading went very smoothly - that's why I'm little
> curious about current situation.

I'd say you were simply lucky. Did you dist-upgrade Dapper every day? If
so, i find it hard that you never saw stuff broken (in more serious ways
than incorrect dependencies)

> I'm definitely no developer, I can handle some minor problems, 
> especially connected with  setting the system, so I'll wait patiently 
> untill July 13.

I didn't want to come across as saying that you shouldn't run edgy. but
if you do, be prepared for breakage of all severities, including
unbootable machine. Read the -devel lists, search for "edgy" on the
wiki, etc.

> Thank you and all Ubuntu people for your work

Just for the record, I am not affiliated with Ubuntu other than as a
mere user.

Kind regards,

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