Changing from stable to testing.....
Just thinking that since Squeeze is coming up to be the new stable and
have been running Lenny since March of 2009, I was wondering about how
difficult it would be to change from Lenny(stable) to Squeeze(testing)
now. I, previous to purchasing the current mthbd w. the AMD64 chip, had
been always running testing w. little problem overall. And when a
problem did arise, it was normally fixed in a short time. I've been
running Lenny(stable) since the new purchase not because of a problem w.
testing, but more because I did not feel I knew enough about the new
architecture yet to venture into testing safely. But now I feel more
comfortable w. it and have been wanting to possibly make the changeover.
I have found a forum site which speaks to this change dated in 2006 w,
Etch(stable) to Lenny(testing) and of course it says to change the
sources.lst from Etch to Lenny or to testing if the person wants to stay
in testing. And then to apt-get upgrade and then apt-get dist-upgrade
and it should all be fine.
1. With the AMD64 architecture should it be that easy, and
2. I have been using aptitude instead of apt-get for years as I read
that it was the new, correct way to do it. And one time w. the older
32 bit system I was running there was actually a difference between
apt-get and aptitude as to what was upgraded. I don' t know if that's
still the case or not, but would like some input in that regard too,
especially w. the 64 bit architecture.
AMD Athlon X2 5200 on an AsusM3A78-CM, onboard nic, audio and video
PSC 1500 AIO printer
I'm interested in doing the change if it is not too difficult as I'm not
really to interested in backing up and reinstalling to testing unless I
really have to. It just takes so long to get things set up the way I
want it again, as you all well know.
Thanks so much in advance for any aid you can give.
Whit, (an accountant who loves linux and so much appreciates all of your