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#1 2014-10-29 08:34:30

MrAli
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Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro?

Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro? if not, what is it's release cycle?

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#2 2014-10-29 08:45:08

woodape
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Re: Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro?

#! Isn't a rolling release. #! Is based on Debian stable and matches its release cycle. You can read about it Here. Debian testing is being "frozen" later this year, I think early November even, and so the current testing distribution will become stable sometime early-mid next year.

If you want a rolling debian distribution, you could use debian unstable, but if you're not comfortable with apt and the occasional broken packages it isn't recommend.

Also welcome to #!! smile I hope you enjoy your stay. Maybe make a post in introductions?

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#3 2014-10-29 09:10:17

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Re: Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro?

woodape wrote:

If you want a rolling debian distribution, you could use debian unstable, but if you're not comfortable with apt and the occasional broken packages it isn't recommend.

At the moment dpkg itself is broken in Testing/Unstable -- good fun... smile

#! is based on Stable as @woodape says and is all the better for it IMO.
Rolling-release distro's are not really suitable for beginner's or people who need their systems to "just work" all the time.

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#4 2014-10-29 12:24:48

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Re: Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
woodape wrote:

If you want a rolling debian distribution, you could use debian unstable, but if you're not comfortable with apt and the occasional broken packages it isn't recommend.

At the moment dpkg itself is broken in Testing/Unstable -- good fun... smile

#! is based on Stable as @woodape says and is all the better for it IMO.
Rolling-release distro's are not really suitable for beginner's or people who need their systems to "just work" all the time.

I think dpkg is now fixed in Unstable - all bugs fixed by v1.17.21. Testing still has v1.17.13


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#5 2014-10-29 15:51:52

uname
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Re: Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro?

Perhaps not a good idea to get a rolling release: SidBang

http://linuxbbq.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1043

For real rolling release learn all about Debian and use Debian Testing/Sid with Openbox. Perhaps use other distributions like Arch Linux.

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#6 2014-10-29 16:01:02

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Re: Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro?

MrAli wrote:

Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro? if not, what is it's release cycle?

No.

and same as Debians.

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#7 2014-11-01 10:36:49

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Re: Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro?

MrAli:  If a 2 year release cycle might discourage you from using CrunchBang, know that you can pull some more up-to-date packages from the backports repo.  That's how I'm currently rolling; some newer software with a nice stable base and I'm loving it.  wink

Oh...welcome to the distro and the forums.

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#8 2014-11-01 12:04:51

josephg
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Re: Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro?

i'd say crunchbang (debian) is a rolling release, depending on the repo you track. if you track stable, you will have a very stable and rock solid system, which upgrades slowly. if you track testing, you will get more frequent updates, many at the cost of stability. if you really want the latest bleeding edge, then track unstable or sid.

however, if you don't want a rolling release, track actual names, eg wheezy, squeeze, lenny, etc. you will have a static release with minor updates, till you decide to upgrade your release manually.

i've been tracking the stable release since many years now. but now, i'm tracking wheezy, and might stay with it till perhaps jessie becomes oldstable. i'm not sure i'm completely happy with the direction debian seems to be taking. there was a time when my entire system fit in a quarter gig hdd and was clean & tidy. now a barebones system needs a few gig, and configs littered all over the galaxy.

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#9 2014-11-03 00:17:32

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Re: Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro?

^just to add to josephg's comment: CrunchBang Waldorf is based on Debian Wheezy.
There is no CrunchBang for Debian Testing (Jessie atm) or Unstable (Sid), so while Debian can be used in a way that resembles a "rolling release", CrunchBang is definitely not.

When Jessie becomes Stable then probably CrunchBang Janice will be released based on it.


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#10 2014-11-03 06:21:06

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Re: Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro?

josephg wrote:

i've been tracking the stable release since many years now. but now, i'm tracking wheezy, and might stay with it till perhaps jessie becomes oldstable

Confusion or just a wrecked chain of thoughts? Wheezy is the Debian stable at the moment. Jessie is testing.


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#11 2014-11-03 08:51:23

josephg
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Re: Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro?

vicshrike wrote:

Confusion or just a wrecked chain of thoughts? Wheezy is the Debian stable at the moment. Jessie is testing.

not at all.. exactly what i meant!


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#12 2014-11-03 13:05:11

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Re: Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro?

^I guess you meant: previously tracking stable, so every time a new stable came out you upgraded, now tracking Wheezy, so even when Jessie is released you'll stay with Wheezy. smile


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#13 2014-11-05 20:58:16

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Re: Is CrunchBang a rolling release distro?

you got that.. raffsan smile


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