Downgrading from current to release or stable?

C. Ulrich dincht at
Fri Nov 21 08:10:11 PST 2003

On Fri, 2003-11-21 at 07:14, Peter Risdon wrote:
> I just moved from 5.1-current to 5.1 release, and fixed a lot of 
> problems on a horribly unstable box by doing so. I believe downgrading 
> to stable is very awkward, but others will be better qualified to 
> discuss that than I am.

On a related note, I know that following CURRENT is a game of risk, but
are current branch releases (such as 5.1-RELEASE) intended to be a bit
more stable and usable than staying constantly up to date with CURRENT?

In other words, is there a pretty good chance that 5.2-RELEASE won't
break my (non-production) workstation too horribly when it comes out? Or
does it carry the same exact risks as following CURRENT?


Charles Ulrich

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