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hi guys ...whats the difference between STABLE and UNSTABLE Package...how could i tell which one is the stable and which one is not ???? and whats a Snapshot forexemple : ...
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- 08-21-2010 #1
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whats the difference !!!!
hi guys ...whats the difference between STABLE and UNSTABLE Package...how could i tell which one is the stable and which one is not ????
and whats a Snapshot forexemple : psyco-snapshot.tar.gz ??
what does it mean : "recursive download" ??
- 08-22-2010 #2
Stable software is softwware that has been tested and any bugs found are fixed.
Example: Clicking toos menu and nothing opens.
Unstable Software has not been tested fully yet for bugs to be labled as Stable yet.
Some funtions may not work. I don't run a rpm distro. So am not familiar with a lot of rpm distro terms.
A tar.gz . You can think of those in crude terms like a Windows Zipped file that needs to be unzipped. Usually they are source files that need to be installed manually via compile tools like build-essential (only familiar with apt definitions. Not sure what Open -Suse,Mandriva,Fedora call iit)
In case it helps. Here is the Mandriva Manual.
Mastering Mandriva Linux