Re: Potato->Woody HOWTO?
On Thursday 20 September 2001 09:05 am, Yago Alvarado wrote:
> I've just subscribed to the list a few days ago and I'm seeing
> many messages about people migrating from the Stable to the Testing version
> of Debian which makes me think that it's not such a painful process as I
> had thought.
> Is there a HOWTO or something (perhaps in the archives?)
> explaining how to do it? (passing from the stable version to the testing
It's really very simple.
s/stable/testing/ all lines in the file.
comment out the debian-security lines.
Run apt-get update.
Run apt-get dist-upgrade.
Pay close attention to any errors that appear during the dist-upgrade
process. You may need to run it more than once before it gets all the
dependencies sorted out. Be prepared for a Very Large Download. I am in the
process of upgrading a potato box at work. It wanted to download a bit less
than 300 MB. I aborted the dist-upgrade and set up a cron job to download
the files last night. Hopefully they will be there when I get to work
I upgraded this box from stable to testing and then from testing to unstable
using that process. I currently track unstable with an update/upgrade process
running from cron every night. So far I have had very few surprises.
Bud Rogers <email@example.com>
They have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve.