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Re: upgrading just one "stable" package to "testing" version

I have done this to all except 2 of my stable servers, many of them

The one problem is that the libc6 upgrade requires you to restart a few
programs (ie, exim, inetd, ssh). You may have other programs on the machine
that the upgrade doesn't detect, and must be restarted manually.

An easily solution is just to restart the entire machine.

Andrew Tait
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----- Original Message -----
From: "J.H.M. Dassen (Ray)" <dm@zensunni.demon.nl>
To: <debian-isp@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2002 1:41 AM
Subject: Re: upgrading just one "stable" package to "testing" version

> On Sun, Mar 17, 2002 at 11:03:51 +1100, Toby Thain wrote:
> > I've just upgraded one Debian 2.2 machine from stable to testing and
> > 2.2 stable machines can't ssh into it ("Disconnecting: Bad packet length
> > 1349676916").
> The SSH in stable only supports version 1 of the SSH protocol; if you
> configure your "testing" machine to accept that older version of the
> protocol (by putting "Protocol 2,1" in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and restarting
> ssh), SSH-ing from your stable machines works.
> > So I'd like to upgrade ssh on the client machine to the "testing"
> > But I don't know how to do this other than adding "testing" to the
> > sources, dselect upgrade, etc., which will upgrade everything. Can
> > explain to me how to be more selective?
> You'll need testing's apt (plus its depencencies) for that. The following
> should work (though I'm not aware of people actually using this
> configuration as most simply fully upgrade to testing, so you may want to
> use the "-s" flag to apt-get to see what it intends to do before actually
> doing these steps):
> - add "testing" entries to /etc/apt/sources.list in addition to the
>   for "stable"
> - "apt-get update"
> - "apt-get install apt"
> - create an /etc/apt/preferences with contents
> Package: *
> Pin: release a=stable
>   to have apt default to the stable versions
> - install testing's ssh by requesting it explicitly:
>   "apt-get -t testing install ssh"
> HTH,
> Ray
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