Invitation for testers of "frozen" distribution
Our various FTP sites carry three distributions these days:
stable: Debian 1.1
frozen: Debian 1.2 pre-release
unstable: Debian 1.3 development
It's time for those of you who would like to help test Debian 1.2 to
install packages from "frozen". We haven't yet uploaded the boot
floppies for a cold install of 1.2, so this is for people who are
upgrading from 1.1 . If you can run the "ftp" method of "dselect"
(install "dpkg-ftp" if you don't have the ftp method), set the
distributions to "frozen non-free contrib" and it will perform your
upgrade for you. Please file bug reports on any problems you find.
Our WWW site http://www.debian.org/ has information on how to compose
a bug report. If you have installed the "debmake" package, you can
simply invoke "bug" from the command line and it will help you file
There are still known problems (see the bug list on our FTP site), so
this is for people who won't perish if they install a buggy package that
takes down their system. As always, make backups.
Debian Project Leader
Bruce Perens K6BP Bruce@Pixar.com
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