On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 11:03:48AM -0500, Dave Sherohman wrote: > Sean Richardson said: > > In the past I have typically just built these packages (again for many > > reasons)...but seeing as they are already available under woody I would > > like to try the packages. I am not quite ready to switch over to > > woody as I am stuck behind a modem for another month and waiting for 200 > > meg dls > > At this point, potato and woody are very similar, so it might not be as big > of a download as you fear. You could try pointing your sources.list at > woody, issuing your apt-get commands (apt-get update ; apt-get install > package1 package2... for individual package updates, apt-get update ; apt-get > dist-upgrade to do everything), and see how much data needs to be grabbed to > fulfill that request, then allow or cancel it. I used another technique a while back when doing slink/potato stuff. I put deb-src lines for potato and deb lines for slink in the sources.list and then... Use apt-get -b to actually BUILD the new packages from the newer version. Works pretty well for most packages as long as the build environment is similar. YMMV -- Nate Duehr <email@example.com> GPG Key fingerprint = DCAF 2B9D CC9B 96FA 7A6D AAF4 2D61 77C5 7ECE C1D2 Public Key available upon request, or at wwwkeys.pgp.net and others.
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