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Re: is testing broken?

On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 08:03:34AM -0500, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
>     I'd like to upgrade a box to testing, but I'm wondering if testing
>     is broken.  
>     http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?pkg=base-passwd
>     http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=130735&repeatmerged=yes

So what :)  Just because these are broken does not stop you to upgrade
if you know what are you doing and if this is not your production
server.  It is worth it if it is your workstation.

>     Should I be upgrading to testing right now? 

Sure, you just have got to have right knowledge.

1.  Add "testing" in sources.list
2.  Upgrade only "apt" by "apt-get update; apt-get install apt".
3.  Add "unstable" in sources.list
4.  Read "man apt_preferences"
5.  Set /etc/apt/preferences
6.  Check bug report if you are super careful 
7.  "dselect update"
8.  Use "dselect select" and  hold all problematic packages
9.  "dselect install"
10. Fix any issues which may happen.

Read my http://qref.sourceforge.net/quick/ page for more help.  (I use
apt-get in that document but same thing.)

Cheers :)
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