APT sources.list - stable or etch - Whats the difference ? - Debian

This is a discussion on APT sources.list - stable or etch - Whats the difference ? - Debian ; /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ etch main non-free contrib Is there any difference in the Content of those repositories ? i mean.. isnt ETCH == stable at the moment ? so shouldnt the content be just ...

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  1. APT sources.list - stable or etch - Whats the difference ?

    /etc/apt/sources.list

    deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
    deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ etch main non-free contrib


    Is there any difference in the Content of those repositories ? i mean..
    isnt ETCH == stable at the moment ? so shouldnt the content be just the
    same right now ?


    thanks fer help!

    Axel

  2. Re: APT sources.list - stable or etch - Whats the difference ?

    On Mon, 03 Dec 2007 15:29:42 +0100, Axel Werner wrote:

    > /etc/apt/sources.list
    >
    > deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
    > deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ etch main non-free contrib
    >
    > Is there any difference in the Content of those repositories ? i mean..
    > isnt ETCH == stable at the moment ? so shouldnt the content be just the
    > same right now ?


    Yes, they are the same at present, have been the same since the day that
    etch became stable, and will remain the same until the day that lenny
    takes over the role of stable.

    But you can expect a lot of updates on that day if you're tracking stable.

    To answer the question in your topic title: stable is always stable. Etch
    isn't always stable. It's been testing, now it's stable, one day etch
    will be old-stable, and sometime after that it'll be obsolete. (But don't
    try to put "obsolete" in sources.list :-)

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