Re: Once Sarge becomes stable...
On Sun, 05 Jun 2005 the mental interface of
Roberto C. Sanchez told:
> On Sun, Jun 05, 2005 at 11:58:52AM +0200, Elimar Riesebieter wrote:
> > On Sun, 05 Jun 2005 the mental interface of
> > Robert Cates told:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > not being with Debian long enough to have gone through this before, I'm wanting
> > > to know what I need to do to my current Woody installation (ie, source.list
> > > file) to keep using apt-get update/upgrade.(?)
> If your sources.list says "woody", not changing it will result in no
> furhter changes to the system (other than the security updates that will
> continue for about 12 more months). If it says stable, the next time
> after the FTP masters update the archives to have stable be Sarge, you
> will get new packages from Sarge.
> > Just put in your /etc/apt/apt.conf:
> > APT::Default-Release "stable";
> > APT::Get::Show-Upgraded "yes";
> > and call your distri stable and not woody in /etc/apt/sources.list.
> I'll have to disagree on this. I think it is always better to
> specifically name the ditribution you want to track in sources.list.
> For example, woody, sarge, sid, etc.
> It is much more apparent, that way, what the intent is.
But is needed if you have i.e. unstable entries in
/etc/apt/sources.list. In that case you can install packages via
apt-get install -t unstable foo
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