Posts Tagged ‘debian’

how to break your debian: mix and match packages

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Let us say that you are, like me, a debian (or ubuntu) user with special needs. You have a kick-ass new laptop and you need the latest linux kernel to get all the fancy gadgets working – like your ethernet adapter.

Your computer is your work environment, so you gave up on sid / jaunty because spending a couple hours a week figuring out why apt is barfing is not an option when clients are breathing down your neck. Also, when update-manager tells you “There are 277 updates” every other day you’ll get sick of booting into the New World just to find out that the New World smells kinda funny and has no pizza. Figuratively speaking.

How to get the best of both worlds?