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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

Package: debootstrap
Priority: extra
Section: admin
Installed-Size: 228
Maintainer: Anthony Towns <ajt@debian.org>
Architecture: all
Depends: wget, binutils
Filename: pool/main/d/debootstrap/debootstrap_0.3.3.2_all.deb
Size: 45158
MD5sum: 7a09ed621e6dd11cda0142078342bbe2
SHA1: c5078d1724e7240a8d6252508adf1b20d90818c6
SHA256: e8dcd4111569c2b262d9474d0e9b68fee19df15ea5fbd0bb177efa165f581057
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.
Tag: admin::virtualization, devel::debian, filetransfer::http, implemented-in::shell, interface::commandline, protocol::http, role::program, scope::utility, suite::debian, works-with::software:package, works-with-format::tar


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

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