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Re: [LUG] debian code names


On Friday 16 July 2010 15:15:06 Neil Williams wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 09:45:21 +0100
> David Bell <grimpen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Friday 16 July 2010 07:38:16 Simon Waters wrote:
> > > Six isn't far off, and is called Squeeze. It already has fewer release
> > > critical bugs than the current stable release (Lenny), or did when I
> > > last looked anyway.
> >
> > Will we still have the option of installing KDE3 in "Squeeze"?
> NO.
> If your apt sources specify 'stable', then your system will be upgraded
> to KDE4 as soon as you do your first 'apt-get upgrade' after the
> Squeeze release - or as soon as you try to install any new KDE utility.
> There are no core KDE 3 applications in Squeeze and any third-party KDE
> stuff needs to work with KDE4 or it will be removed before Squeeze is
> released. (AFAICT this step has already been accomplished.)
> If you want to stay on KDE3 your only choice is Lenny (and changing
> your apt sources to specify 'lenny') but be aware that as soon as
> Squeeze is released, Lenny becomes oldstable and will disappear once
> Debian starts the move to the release after Squeeze. (The first action
> in preparing for a new Debian release is the removal of all packages
> from oldstable - this has already been done for Squeeze, so there are
> now no packages on the mirrors for Etch.)

Thanks Neil, I found that more explicit than the Debian site. My sources 
specify "Lenny" and I'll stay with KDE 3 as long as is possible.

W. Devon
A GNU/Linux user

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