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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze": Call for Upgrade and Installation tests

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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze": Call for Upgrade and Installation tests  press@debian.org
November 16th, 2010                   http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20101116b

Debian 6.0 "Squeeze": Call for Upgrade and Installation tests

The Debian project is proud to announce, that its upcoming release
Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" has entered the final phase of its development
cycle and is nearly in its final form. We now seek the help of our users
to find the remaining bugs related to upgrades from the previous stable
release as well as bugs related to the installation of fresh systems.

If you plan to install a fresh Debian system in the near future, please
consider installing Debian "Squeeze" with the debian-installer available
at http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ [1]. There is also a list
of known errata [2] available, as well as a detailed installation manual
[3]. As usual problems should be reported as an installation report [4].

  1: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
  2: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata
  3: http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/installmanual
  4: http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch05s04.html#submit-bug

Upgrade tests from Debian 5.0 "Lenny" to the current Debian testing
branch are also welcome. Please see the current release notes [5] about
known problems and their workarounds. Please take special care about
chapter "Recording the session" [6], which explains how you can log the
output of the various commands during the upgrade process, in case you
encounter a problem and would like to report it. If you encounter any
problems, please report it as a bug against the upgrade-reports package.

  5: http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/releasenotes
  6: http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/amd64/release-notes/ch-upgrading.en.html#record-session

More experiences user can help by triaging bugs for virtual
upgrade-reports [7] and installlation-reports [8] packages or by propose
texts for problems, which should be documented in the release-notes [9].

  7: http://bugs.debian.org/upgrade-reports
  8: http://bugs.debian.org/installation-reports
  9: http://bugs.debian.org/release-notes

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