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#1 2005-09-23 19:12:34

Gullible Jones
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Should I switch to Testing?

Hey guys, you think the Testing branch is stable enough to use as of right now? Do things actually work, as in Current, or are a lot of things broken? And just how much stuff is there that won't compile at all with GCC 4?

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#2 2005-09-23 20:12:18

ozar
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Re: Should I switch to Testing?

You seem to be experimental type by nature, so I'd say go for it!  smile


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#3 2005-09-23 20:44:47

deficite
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Re: Should I switch to Testing?

I used to steer clear of the testing repo, but I now have it as my primary repository in pacman.conf. It is a lot more stable than I thought, and even GCC4 works extremely well. If you're a GNOME user, you'll enjoy the great packing of GNOME 2.12 that is in [testing].

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#4 2005-09-23 20:53:33

Gullible Jones
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Re: Should I switch to Testing?

I suppose I'll use it then, it looks more secure... One problem though: are there dependencies for Gnome 2.10 that 2.12 doesn't use? If so, are those uninstalled? Or does pacman not remove obsolete dependencies when upgrading?

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#5 2005-09-24 00:58:35

Cam
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Re: Should I switch to Testing?

Pacman doesn't remove obsolete deps by default, but a pacman -Qe will find them probably. You could write a quick bash script that loops through the results of pacman -Qe and asks you if you want to keep it or not. If you can no, then pacman -R the package. That'd be a neat way to keep your system clean.

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#6 2005-09-24 18:45:32

Gullible Jones
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Re: Should I switch to Testing?

Nope, no problem.

Well, I have to say, Gnome 2.6.12 is much faster than 2.6.10. GStreamer is still as slow as it was before though. (What takes it so damn long to start playing something?)

Hmmm... Maybe the devs should start moving slayed, debugged, GCC4-compiled packages into Current. There'd be a mix of GCC3 and GCC4 packages, but I don't think that would be a big problem.

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