Re: Converting Debian Testing to Stable
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"Masatran, R. Deepak" <email@example.com> wrote:
I installed Debian Testing on a computer, and now want to convert it
Stable. Is it correct if I (1) Replace "testing" with "etch" in APT
(2) Wait for Etch to become Stable, and then (3) Dist-upgrade?
And what is currently the official expected date for Etch to become
Ok. First things first, you do NOT want "testing" in
your /etc/apt/sources.list after Etch goes stable. It would be a
If you have "testing" now, then what you have will be almost exactly
what will be "stable" when they get around to the release.
So yes, go into /etc/apt/sources.list and change every word "testing"
Do not worry about making any further changes when Etch
becomes "stable", because what you have _will_be_ what is
The only thing to do then is to add security.debian.org to your
sources.list in order to take advantage of the future changes that
will happen to Etch to solve discovered security problems. I'm sure
someone will give you the correct line for that, I use Sid so I don't
have one of those.
No "apt-get dist-upgrade". You're not changing distributions. You
already have Etch.
If at some point in the future you wish to change from Etch to a newer
distribution, then that is the time to use "apt-get dist-upgrade"
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