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which is the oldest debian distribution that you use ?

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri 27 Nov 2009

squeeze  <-> 9% 105 votes
lenny  <-> 43% 492 votes
etch  <-> 20% 229 votes
sarge  <-> 10% 116 votes
woody  <-> 7% 83 votes
potato  <-> 4% 53 votes
slink  <-> 1% 13 votes
older  <-> 2% 25 votes
Total 1120 votes

 

 

 

Re: which is the oldest debian distribution that you use ?
Posted by Anonymous (71.241.xx.xx) on Fri 27 Nov 2009 at 23:36
I use stable.
I have used all before... BO REX BUZZ; and others RedHat SUSE Mandriva(drake) etc.
But since Potato I have been only with Debian stable.
I like having a system which does not crash or slow down.
It may not be cutting edge, but it works well.
Seldom do I need to look at third party apps.
Testing sometimes crashes, Stable is like 99.9999% uptime.

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Re: which is the oldest debian distribution that you use ?
Posted by noahm (2001:0xx:0xx:0xxx:0xxx:0xxx:xx) on Sat 28 Nov 2009 at 16:27
I've still got a sarge MySQL server that I really want to upgrade soon. Of course, the longer I wait, the harder it gets. As it is, I'm still trying to decide if I should schedule one longer outage and upgrade to etch and lenny all at once, or if I should get the system upgraded to etch, then schedule a second outage at a later date for the lenny upgrade. I'm sort of leaning toward the former.

I discovered a random woody box on my network not too long ago. I pulled its plug pretty quickly.

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Re: which is the oldest debian distribution that you use ?
Posted by ajt (195.112.xx.xx) on Sun 29 Nov 2009 at 12:01
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I started with a Woody desktop system and a Sarge server. Sarge took longer to arrived than I expected, so what I thought would be a few months on testing turned out to be quite a lot longer. However for all it's stresses, Sarge was more usable in testing than Woody was even though it was stable.

Since then I run my home server and family desktop systems as stable and my desktop as testing. I keep a SID system under VirtualBox for testing purposes.

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"It's Not Magic, It's Work"
Adam

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Re: which is the oldest debian distribution that you use ?
Posted by Anonymous (195.172.xx.xx) on Mon 30 Nov 2009 at 15:47
Does "use" mean "ever used" or "still use"? If "still use", etch; if "ever used", buzz.

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Re: which is the oldest debian distribution that you use ?
Posted by Anonymous (88.76.xx.xx) on Sat 5 Dec 2009 at 15:04
Yeah, I'm also not sure that I understand it correctly.

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Re: which is the oldest debian distribution that you use ?
Posted by Yojimbo (120.89.xx.xx) on Tue 8 Dec 2009 at 00:41
I'll rephrase the question: "What is the oldest Debian distribution that you currently use?". There's no point in asking what's the oldest distribution you've ever used, because all that tells us is comething about how old you are! -- but to know what's in current usage is useful :-)

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Re: which is the oldest debian distribution that you use ?
Posted by Yojimbo (120.89.xx.xx) on Tue 8 Dec 2009 at 00:48
We have software written by a third party that only compiles under Etch. Yes, we could look into fixing that :-)

Our hosting provider recently removed support for Etch and provided us with a fresh Lenny install ... without much warning :-(

Happily, the code runs well in an Etch chroot. We'll probably end up keeping it for as long as we can support the code under whatever kernel is present behind the chroot ... which could be a long time!

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Re: which is the oldest debian distribution that you use ?
Posted by Anonymous (173.51.xx.xx) on Tue 8 Dec 2009 at 03:07
I bought the commercial package Corel Linux. It had a printed manual and menus for alot of otherwise confusing arcana. I believe it was based on Potato.

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Re: which is the oldest debian distribution that you use ?
Posted by Anonymous (76.67.xx.xx) on Wed 9 Dec 2009 at 00:24
I use debian stable - got rid of windows (now free...) year & half ago.

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Re: which is the oldest debian distribution that you use ?
Posted by mrtom (213.248.xx.xx) on Thu 10 Dec 2009 at 09:54
Where's sid?

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Re: which is the oldest debian distribution that you use ?
Posted by daemon (146.231.xx.xx) on Thu 10 Dec 2009 at 20:54
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Not sure sid could be on a list of potential oldness.

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Re: which is the oldest debian distribution that you use ?
Posted by Anonymous (213.248.xx.xx) on Fri 11 Dec 2009 at 08:18
I suppose 'sid' doesn't guarantee oldness or newness :-)

All my current installs really are sid though.

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