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Re: Changing from stable to testing.....

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 01:41:50PM -0400, Whit Hansell wrote:
> Shuckydarns, hendrik.  I'm gettin' spooked about this whole thing now.    

If you don't have to keep your machine running 24/24 even during power 
failures.  If you can afford to have things down for a few hours if 
things go wrong, then copying your working systen to (an)other 
partition(s) and modifying your boot configuration and your new fstab so 
you can boot either seems to be enough.  If things go wrong during the 
upgrade, you can boot to the other system while you ponder what to do.

> Thanks for the info.  I have not been able to find a tutorial to upgrad  
> the newer kernels/distros since a 2006 post.  Appreciate the reply.

That said, when the new stable release comes out, the release notes 
usually give detailed instructinos how to upgrade.  They are slightly 
different for every release, and there are usually explanations of what 
you have to do specially for specific packages.  For example, I've heard 
the Debian is dropping plone ar the request of the upstream maintainers, 
who wish end-users to download from them directly.  (is this true?)  The 
release notes are the primary source of information about an upgrade.  
At the moment, they are being revised for the lenny->squeeze transition.  
At the moment, they aren't ready yet.  They are being informed by 
reports of problems from people who are trying it early.  They's 
probably be pretty good by the time of the actual release.

-- hendrik

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