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Re: upgrading from stable to woody

Robert Funnell <funnell@funsan.biomed.mcgill.ca> writes:

> On Tue, 28 May 2002, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > >edit /etc/apt/sources.list to point to woody, and do apt-get
> > >dist-upgrade
> > >
> > This usually works great, but for an upgrade of this magnitude (between
> > releases), I'd strongly recommend dselect or another tool with
> > interactive dependency negotiation.  It's really helpful to be able to
> > choose between packages providing dependencies, and to see what's
> > Recommended and Suggested, even though dselect is a pain about
> > Recommends... but that's another matter. :-)
> I was going to ask if one could do this using dselect rather than
> apt-get dist-upgrade, but concluded that it was a dumb question and
> that the answer was obviously 'no'. I guess I was wrong. Do you have
> to do anything special in dselect, or it's just a straight Upgrade?

Just configure dselect to sue the apt method for fetching and
installing packages (first menu point). Works best.

> When woody becomes stable, we'll just set our sources.list back to
> stable and carry on?

Use woody instead of testing. Woody will stay woody when it becomes
stable so you won't have to change it when it does. At least not until
the next testing becomes stable and woody is removed from mirrors.

If you don't like using the release name, yes, just change it back then.


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