[maemo-community] to all who has root access on garage

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Sat Jul 25 20:36:46 EEST 2009
On Jul 25, 2009, at 19:20, Ed Bartosh wrote:

> 2009/7/25 Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com>:
>> On Jul 25, 2009, at 17:40, Ed Bartosh wrote:
>>> 2009/7/25 Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com>:
>>>> Currently garage is running etch. This is going to cause continued
>>>> conflict with packages which are being built on lenny.
>>> I'd not call installation lenny packages on etch right thing to do.
>>> Using backports/rebuild lenny packages on etch or better upgrade
>>> system to lenny are the obvious choices, I believe.
>> I agree, upgrading the server to lenny I think would be a good idea.
>> I think we have to take into account that developers running  
>> fremantle
>> are advised to run the SDK under lenny, so packages are being built  
>> on
>> lenny for the device.
> I can't see how this is related to the topic, sorry.

Well take a look at the relationship between apt-ftparchive and apt- 
get. There can be problems if you get a big version skew.

> Packages are
> built under scratchbox, in isolated environment and that environment
> has nothing to do with the version of Debian on garage. We even don't
> have scratchbox installed there.
>> Very few debian servers in the world are still
>> running etch

> I don't think it's true. I know several servers which are still  
> running sarge :)

Yeah, that anecdote is not reflective of what the debian deployment  
ecosystem looks like. Debian has made consistent gains in uptime in  
comparison to many server OSes out there, according to those that  
measure that kind of thing. Those are almost always stable systems,  
stable is lenny.

>> and debian is designed to support stable, i.e. lenny, so
>> it might be time to upgrade.
> Agree about time to upgrade, but it's usually not that easy to upgrade
> several years old actively used system. May be that's the reason why
> it's still on etch.

Debian is easy to upgrade when you do it regularly.

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