On Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 09:20:38AM +1000, Joel Mayes wrote:
> >>>>> "GECOS" == GECOS <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> GECOS> Is there any way to upgrade to a higher version of debian ?
> GECOS> I always get lost in `dselect' or `apt-get' . Greg
> Try ``apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade''
er... try that after you look at '/etc/apt/sources.list'.
I assume you're running 'potato', as that's what now is 'stable' and
is what gets installed by the bootdisks. So, you're probably either
A) When does Debian v2.x or v3.0 or something come out?
If this is your question, check that the lines in sources.list
say 'stable' and not 'potato', so that when 'woody' becomes
'stable', the entire system should be updated rather painlessly,
though requiring a rather large download of new packages. And
this should be happening Real Soon Now. ;)
2) All my software is out of date. I want new stuff.
In this case, you can try 'testing' if you're feeling brave, or
'unstable' if you're feeling brave, lucky, etc. :) If you just
want newer stuff, you could put 'woody' in sources.list, and it
will eventually become stable. If you want / need the latest
stuff, that would be unstable. I think it's called that to scare
people away even though it is fairly stable, since occasionly
something goes TERRIBLY HORRIBLY WRONG. ;) If you decide to go
to testing or unstable, you might want to wait a week as there's
been some glitches in the upgrade of some important packages
that aren't quite fixed yet.
HTH, though I think I got carried away and this is probably all
explained on www.debian.org somewhere. :)
- From: GECOS <email@example.com>
- Re: Upgrade
- From: Joel Mayes <firstname.lastname@example.org>