#22765 closed defect (wontfix)

Only use codenames for the Debian instructions

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by:
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This is about the Debian instructions on https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en.

Because codenames are used for the sources.list entries, i think it would be better if the dropdown doesn't mention the status names oldstable/stable/testing/unstable and just use Debian Jessie/Debian Stretch/Debian Buster/Debian Sid.

To quote the Debian release notes:

Referring to a release by its codename has the advantage that you will never be surprised by a new release and for this reason is the approach taken here.

Adopting the way of less surprise is better for newer users. Advanced users can figure out whether they want to use status names and how to configure it themselves.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by cypherpunks

Debian Buster cannot be referred to directly yet because deb.tpo does not offer packages for buster. This is addressed in #22767.

comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by hiro

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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