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Re: apt sources.list

On Tue, Apr 25, 2000 at 12:26:58PM +0200, Wouter Hanegraaff wrote:
> The default sources.list file has lines referring to stable, instead of
> slink or potato or whatever the current stable release is. 
> This means that, when potato is declared stable, when people have
> lines like:
> deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable  main  contrib non-free
> in their apt sources.list, will automaticly upgrade to the new stable
> version if they run apt-get update; apt-get upgrade.
> Would it be a good idea to change the default sources.list to something
> like:
> deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian potato  main  contrib  non-free
>                                      ^^^^^^
> I think it would, and I am curious why this is not currently the case.
> I havn't been able to find anything about this, could anyone educate me
> on this subject?

Well, if you have stable in sources.list, you'll have no problems when woody
is relased, but if you have potato, then you'll have to change it to woody
to be able to upgrade. Simple uh?

Pedro Guerreiro
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