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Re: Best route to testing/unstable?

On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 05:24:45PM +0000, Aniartia wrote:
> I've got a 2.2 r3 CD, an inet connection.. what's the quickest and pain-free 
> way to get to testing/unstable?

Multi step approach may be a good idea unless you already upgraded apt
to woody. 

1. edit /etc/apt/souces.list to include stable/security/testing 
2. "apt-get -u dist-upgrade"  # I agree with others on this.
3. edit /etc/apt/souces.list to include stable/security/testing/unstable 
4. create /etc/apt/preferences with

Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: *
Pin: release a=stable
Pin-Priority: 600

Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 400
5. apt-get install -u -t unstable whateverfromunstablepackage

Now you are testing/unstable.  Without preference, you tend to run into
unstable all the time.  Read man apt_preference

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