Upgrading from stable to testing
I am interested in upgrading from stable to testing but have a few
qualms... well will it go OK as I spend quite some time getting Debian
stable onto this machine.
I am running Debian stabel on a Ti G4 PowerBook 667MHz with the radeon
I am running the benh kernel and the dri trunk of XFree.
ii xlibmesa-dev-dri-trunk 2002.11.06-2 DRI CVS trunk version of
Mesa 3D graphics library development files
rc xlibmesa3 4.1.0-16 XFree86 version of Mesa 3D
ii xlibmesa3-dri-trunk 2002.10.02-2 DRI CVS trunk version of
Mesa 3D graphics library
ii kernel-image-2.4.20-rc1-ben0 custom1.0 Linux kernel binary image
for version 2.4.20-rc1-ben0.
ii kernel-package 7.107 Debian Linux kernel package
ii kernel-patch-benh 20020304 improved Power Macintosh
support for the Linux kernel
Having read the various howtos and posts that are around for such an
upgrade it seems all I need to do is:
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
deb http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
deb http://mirror.cse.unsw.edu.au/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib
deb-src http://mirror.cse.unsw.edu.au/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main
deb http://people.debian.org/~daenzer/dri-trunk/ ./
In the above comment out the security deb line and replace all instances
of stable with testing.
Then run apt-get update
One debian tip I read at the linuxmafia.com site was
"In order to upgrade crucial packages first, do:
apt-get install perl libc6 dpkg apt apt-utils debconf
Whenever you're switching to a new development track, or are
for any reason expecting a major jump in package versions, the
foregoing command is a worthwhile precaution."
Then run apt-get -u dist-upgrade
(I notice that some ppl use apt-get -u dist-upgrade)
and if there are problems apt-get -f install to fix any problems (hope I
dont get any)
One thing that I am not sure about is do I need to anything about the
messages below that I have been getting recently:
# apt-get upgrade
The following packages have been kept back
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Is there anything that I should do other than the above?
Any probs that I am likely to encounter?
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