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Partial upgrade to unstable (was: Re: Updating to unstable/Gnome 2)

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On Saturday 21 Dec 2002 21:10, Carl B. Constantine wrote:
> I'm currently using Debian Testing and Gnome 1.4. I need to upgrade to
> Debian Unstable so that I can get the newer Mozilla and take a good look
> at packaging Mozilla Calendar.
> I know Unstable (Sid or sarge?) now uses Gnome 2. I've read the email
> that mentioned it but I don't see any documentation on problems people
> encountered, gotchas to watchout for when upgrading, and so forth.
> Any pointers, helps, hints on this upgrade process before I dive in and
> use Unstable again would be greatly appreciated.

If you want to keep Debian/testing and just upgrade mozilla, you can.

Add unstable sources to sources.list, and create the following 
/etc/apt/preferences file (7 lines):

Package: *
Pin: release testing
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: *
Pin: release unstable
Pin-Priority: 10

You can then do:

  apt-get update
  apt-get install mozilla -t unstable

This will install mozilla/unstable, with all of it's dependancies, leaving you 
with testing for all other packages (i.e. gnome).

This mozilla upgrade will pull in glibc 2.3.1, which has other problems iirc, 
like breaking some networking and login (until next reboot/services are 
restarted), otherwise it is fine. Check the archives for the 
"upgrading-to-glibc-2.3.1" infomation - or wait for someone to chip in with 
it. :)

Paul Cupis
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