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#1 2012-01-04 17:10:53

1archgamenon2
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to enable testing...

I want to enable [testing] repo: do I have to to take some(minimal) precautions?

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#2 2012-01-04 17:31:31

Lars Stokholm
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Re: to enable testing...

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#3 2012-01-04 18:31:16

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Re: to enable testing...

Arch Wiki wrote:

Only experienced users who know how to deal with potential system breakage should use it.

The [testing] repository is not for the "newest of the new" package versions. Part of its purpose is to hold package updates that have the potential to cause system breakage, either by being part of the [core] set of packages, or by being critical in other ways. As such, users of the [testing] repository are strongly encouraged to subscribe to the arch-dev-public mailing list, watch the [testing] Repository Forum, and to report all bugs to the bug tracker.


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#4 2012-01-04 19:31:55

1archgamenon2
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Re: to enable testing...

The tiny little inconvenient is that u get a lot of mailsss...

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#5 2012-01-04 19:39:55

karol
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Re: to enable testing...

1archgamenon2 wrote:

The tiny little inconvenient is that u get a lot of mailsss...

A lot? See e.g. http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/ … hread.html - not that many, I'd say.
Since the introduction of the signoffs page http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/ … 21972.html the list receives much less e-mails.

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#6 2012-01-04 19:50:02

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Re: to enable testing...

i have one advice for you.

do not cherry pick for testing, all or nothing smile

p.s do not forget about community-testing or multilib-testing as well


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#7 2012-01-04 20:30:58

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Re: to enable testing...

Why do you want to use testing anyway?

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#8 2012-01-04 21:46:21

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Re: to enable testing...

I predict once wonder sees this post he's gonna tell you not to discourage users to use [testing].

* B waits for the cue


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#9 2012-01-04 22:10:42

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.:B:. wrote:

I predict once wonder sees this post he's gonna tell you not to discourage users to use [testing].

* B waits for the cue

yeah, don't do that big_smile


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#10 2012-01-05 00:09:04

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Asking why is not discouraging. I really want to know why he wants to use testing, because he didn't give a reason, and because he asked about "precautions".

That's all.

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#11 2012-01-05 02:26:42

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Re: to enable testing...

wonder wrote:
.:B:. wrote:

I predict once wonder sees this post he's gonna tell you not to discourage users to use [testing].

* B waits for the cue

yeah, don't do that big_smile

<sarcasm>But no one should ever use [testing], it eats your babies!</sarcasm>

@OP - the wiki on [testing] (as quoted by jasonwryan) contains all you need to know, really. Its rare that your system would break because of [testing] (especially with [staging] now being used) but knowing how to downgrade is a must, at least.


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#12 2012-01-05 14:16:52

1archgamenon2
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Re: to enable testing...

I'm going to do it...

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#13 2012-01-05 14:55:17

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Re: to enable testing...

1archgamenon2 wrote:

I'm going to do it...

DONT. *CALLING 911*


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#14 2012-01-05 15:42:43

1archgamenon2
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Re: to enable testing...

Just 4 kernel[btw 3.2 right now] and another thingy worth it!

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#15 2012-01-05 15:50:30

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Re: to enable testing...

1archgamenon2 wrote:

I'm going to do it...

That's all he wrote ;P

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#16 2012-01-05 18:05:57

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Re: to enable testing...

1archgamenon2 wrote:

I'm going to do it...

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID


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#17 2012-01-05 19:41:34

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Too sad there is no holding, pinning and backports in pacman, I'd find it funny if you guys had to raise funds and employ ten people to mod this board.

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#18 2012-01-05 19:43:48

karol
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Re: to enable testing...

Awebb wrote:

I'd find it funny if you guys had to raise funds and employ ten people to mod this board.

Is Arch Forum a penal colony? o_0

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#19 2012-01-05 20:47:28

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Moderation is more like community service...


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#20 2012-01-05 23:04:54

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Re: to enable testing...

karol wrote:
Awebb wrote:

I'd find it funny if you guys had to raise funds and employ ten people to mod this board.

Is Arch Forum a penal colony? o_0

Did you never notice the Australian accent?


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#21 2012-01-05 23:11:11

karol
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Re: to enable testing...

.:B:. wrote:
karol wrote:
Awebb wrote:

I'd find it funny if you guys had to raise funds and employ ten people to mod this board.

Is Arch Forum a penal colony? o_0

Did you never notice the Australian accent?

I don't think we have any Moderators from Down Under at the moment ;P

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#22 2012-01-06 07:02:59

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No, but Australia started out as a penal colony wink.


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#23 2012-01-06 07:16:16

karol
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Re: to enable testing...

.:B:. wrote:

No, but Australia started out as a penal colony wink.

Yeah, I know :-)
We can pretend that Allan and jasonwryan (don't recall who else - was iphitus a mod?) were pardoned ;P

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