30421Re: Aptitude fails to configure 'dirmngr'
- Jul 11, 2012--- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, c beck <usabecker@...> wrote:
>The problem with Debian stable is it would be more aptly named Debian Stale. By the time the Debian team is ready to put the stable stamp on a release it is usually about 2 years out of date. Which can lead to problems if one wishes to run some software not found in the distribution repository.
> I think you are barking at the wrong tree. The testing branch is for
> testing... If you want something functional for daily use, you probably
> want to find a more stable release.
cat /etc/debian_version says 6.0.5 on this machine but whether I'm running pure stable or not is a point of contention.
~$ dpkg -l | grep "~bpo" | wc -l
I've done a bit of other monkey business here and there in order to get some things to work too. For instance du -h on /usr/local returns 865M which is a fair chunk of my /usr directory that totals 5.6G
Watching that scroll by reminded me why I love Linux so much. Seeing so many old friends, even if only fleetingly ...
This box is young yet. I've only been running it for a couple months now. It is getting there though. I like a certain level of cruft to be really comfortable. Building a thick enough layer up can take me a couple of years.
Linux, computing the way it was meant to be.
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