View Full Version : Whats unstable and whats testing

03-30-2004, 01:00 PM
I have read inthe docs that my shiny new hd install is partly testing and partly unstable.

How can I tell which packages are which?


03-30-2004, 06:16 PM
you cannot. The line between testing and unstable is blur in debian. Unstable is just newly uploaded package and after some days and without objection, it would be moved to testing. It doesn't indicate anything about 'stability'.

In fact, package in unstable can be more stable thant 'stable', functional wise. stable in debian just mean that at the time of its freezing, there is no known critical bugs.