Re: Upgrading to Etch
On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 03:14:12PM -0400, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> Now that stable is Etch, is there a way to install Sarge from scratch
> so that I can test an upgrade to Etch on a non production system?
> What I would like to do is install and patch to current Sarge, then do
> a dist-upgrade on the test platform.
you could use debootstrap to install sarge into a subdirectory (or freshly
formatted partition). chroot into it, and it's almost the same as a new
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Depends: wget, binutils
Description: Bootstrap a basic Debian system
debootstrap is used to create a Debian base system from scratch,
without requiring the availability of dpkg or apt. It does this by
downloading .deb files from a mirror site, and carefully unpacking them
into a directory which can eventually be chrooted into.
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