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Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Thu Dec 14 14:03:02 GMT 2006

On 14/12/06, Res <res at> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Dec 2006, Glenn Steen wrote:
> > If you want to act on Gerards advice (to update), you could very well
> > go unstable... it's not _that_ bad:-). Or go Ubuntu, if you want to
> This is one thing that amazes me, people post to lists saying blah doesnt
> work, but use antiquated versions, it should be mandatory that people wake
> up, and use the latest versions before trying to obtain help because
> somthing doesnt work.
> People should STOP relying on old versions that are called stable by
> distros like debian and BSD and so on, and install tarballs rather than
> these so called stable ports thats are a year old.
> Its like using sendmail 8.8 and saying why is my mail server blocked for
> open relaying, when the current version is 8.13 or saying I cant get my
> brand new camera to work but still use kernel 2.02  *sigh*
My personal view is very close to yours Res. I've only seen grief from
the few attempts I've made ocver the years to live with the more than
insanely mossy/mouldy crap that is called "stable" in the Debian case.
"Unstable" is is in some ways more stable than at least some RPM-based
distros:-):-). And still not that close to bleeding edge either. Oh

But one has to realise that this isn't always up to the one asking the
questions... It might be the result of pigheaded PHBs and
miss-directed policies. So ... a friendly clue as to how to get around
the current problem, as well as some advice ... Keeps the tone of the
forum nice, and who knows... The asker might even do an update or

-- Glenn
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