On Sun, 07 Oct 2001 17:04:17 CDT, Richard Cobbe writes: >* I know how to do the upgrade (edit /etc/apt/sources.list, then apt-get > update ; apt-get dist-upgrade); I'm mostly interested in methods for > maintaining the system after it's been upgraded. Another suggestion: Get a new apt (I myself run 0.5.4), compile it yourself. Then you'll be able to have, say, stable as your default-distribution, but you can also have testing and unstable sources in your sources.list. `apt-get install foobar` will install stable foobar, but if foobar isn't a/v in stable, apt'll go looking in testing and unstable. If you want a particular package from, say, testing `apt-get install foobar/testing` will handle that and it's dependencies, but taking, wherever possible, stable versions. IMHO that's the best of both stable and unstable worlds. >What I'm not clear on: > >* If a particular package breaks, it would be useful to roll back to the > last working version of that package (where possible). Trick is, this > requires having the last working version of the package available for > install somewhere. Do the Debian download servers maintain old versions > of the package files, or would I have to keep copies of them all locally? ls /var/cache/apt/archive/ hth, &rw -- -- Luser is always a luser. You can't educate them. That's not what -- God invented education for. That's what Simon invented LART for.
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