, posted: 11-Apr-2007 11:28

As of Monday, Debian's Etch edition is now labelled as stable. This means that the versions of all the software bundled with it won't change - They'll get security updates and bug fixes, but they won't get upgrades.. That makes it a nice unmoving target for installing on servers. I always use debian for servers because i know there will be patches. now... we need cake

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Comment by juha, on 11-Apr-2007 12:25

Uh-oh... welcome to Backporting Hell. "What do you mean, you won't support version 2.x after five years? It's in Debian Stable and we will not upgrade!"


Author's note by taniwha, on 13-Apr-2007 12:45

indeed - i saw a potato server somewhere just the other day.

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