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Re: Apt source question

Dirk Schleicher <dirk.schleicher@gmx.de> writes:

> Hello there,
> after 1,5 years I will try to go from testing i386 back to amd64.
> It seams that amd64 is now more stable then 1,5 years ago.
> By the way I will ask what is necessary to have in the source list for
> testing? There are some backports available?
> What is the best way to update a 1,5 years old amd64 system to testing?

Use sarge/stable.

> testing source in the sourcelist
> apt-get update
> apt-get install apt apt-utils dselect dpkg
> apt-get dist-upgrade
> Will this work?

Most likely it will crash and burn when updating libc6/basefiles as we
broke backward compatibility in Dec 2004 and only provided an upgrade
path till March 2005.

 would suggest just reinstalling the sytem with sarge.

> To run 32bit aps. into 64 there are two ways. 1. to run them inside a
> chroot or with 32 libs. What kind of lobs I need to do this? Or is it
> better to use the chroot?

man debootstrap. depends.


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