Re: apt-get and distro aliases
John Fleming wrote:
> Reading recent threads, I plan to install Sarge and change apt sources to
> name-based, i.e. to "Sarge" rather than "testing". My understanding is that
> when Sarge becomes "stable", I will stay with Sarge and be able to get
> security updates.
> I am now running unstable. I just tried an update using "unstable" and
> there was nothing new available. Then I changed sources.list to "sid" and
> it retrieved 3217 kB. However, when I ran upgrade, nothing was upgraded.
> Can anyone explain this behavior? Thanks - John
I can't explain it, but after reading the same threads, i changed my
machine from "testing" to "sarge" (planning to run it on stable when
sarge becomes so), and i got similar behaviour. I installed them anyway
(using apt-get dist-upgrade), and things haven't broken yet, but it has
got me curious.
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