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Re: use apt-get to upgrade to the unstable version


> i have debian stable, how can i use apt-get to upgrade to the unstable
> version ?

Firstly, I assume you're at least familiar with apt:


> i thought apt-get dist-upgrade would do the job but it is not.

You need to update your sources.list file. By default this is in:


Here is a sample entry for "unstable:

 deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib

Notice the "ftp.au.debian.org" - you should be able to find a list of
mirrors from the Debian website.

You can add the above entry in addition to whatever you already have.

Once you have added it:

 apt-get update
 apt-get dist-upgrade

...and expect to download a reasonable amount.


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