On Fri, 2004-01-09 at 15:17, Ciaran Johnston wrote:
> Bearing in mind that I will need to compile custom versions (and
> preferably the latest releases) of the 2.4 kernel, Apache and PHP, what is
> my best option for package management? My current thinking is to follow
> the stable branch for everything bar these three, so that I will get
> timely security updates, and just build these three from source.
I tend to use stable as much as possible, because they are easy to
maintain and don't require heavy download to be kept up to date. That
being said, i also install sarge and sid branches depending on the
needs. Sarge is great for getting nearly latest software such as
apache/mysql/php/gcc, etc ... So i tend to use it on web servers. As for
sid, my laptop and my workstation are on it because i just love it.
> Also, how does one go from stable to testing and back to stable, in the
> same day?
This is not advised at all. Now if you need to do so, you should tar up
the stable distro before switching it over then reinstall using a LiveCD
if anything goes wrong.
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