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Re: I'm face Few problem , need suggestion

Satyajit Das wrote:
I'm single user.
I collect Debian 3.0 beta , total 8 CD's .
After struggle 4 days("dselect" very difficult for newbies) I installed Debian.

1) I want to upgrade complete Debain system, such as :
	I have mutt-1.3 /need 1.4 or1.5 , kde-2.2/ need 3.x / and kernel-2.2.20-idepci/ need 2.4.x
   Please give me the details webaddress or ftp site. I'm using  broadband.

To upgrade the complete system, you need to migrate from "stable" to either "testing" or "sid". I live in sid on my workstations, but keep my servers on stable. Both testing and sid occasionally have, erm, issues, but for me, the advantages of running sid outweigh the disadvantages.

Currently your system is probably configured to look to the CDs for any available packages. To change that, you'll need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add some lines similar to:

deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
deb ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free

You'll want to use mirrors closer to you, to cut down on the traffic on these servers. You can find a list of mirrors at http://www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist

Notice that the security line stays at "stable". Also, notice that the "non-US" software may present you with legal issues depending on where you live.

Then run "apt-get update" to download the list of available packages. Then run "apt-get dist-upgrade" to upgrade your system from stable to your new version.

You may run into some problems. Although upgrading from one version to the next in the Debian world "just works", it just works reliably only when moving to the stable version from an older version. Since you're going from stable to unstable, expect some problems.

After it's all done, you should be looking at a box that's upgraded to much newer software.


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