[arch-general] Discussion on usage of [testing] repo - minimal requirements?

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Tue Oct 25 11:56:05 EDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 4:58 PM, Leonid Isaev <lisaev at umail.iu.edu> wrote:
> Say I want to try package X, but instead I download pkgs X, Y and Z from
> testing. Now my scripts which rely on /proc/.../BAT0/* fail because pkg Y is a
> new kernel, /dev/cdrom is gone since pkg Z is udev. And all I wanted is to try
> out new qemu-kvm...
> IMHO saying that testing is for experienced people is misleading since
> "experienced" is a vague term; such statements only repell users. A useful
> guideline would be "think three times before you type and understand how
> package management works".

Cherry-picking might work, but we are not even trying to make sure it
does, so it would be by coincidence.


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