Re: Installing Debian Unstable From Scratch
On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Chavdar Videff wrote:
> This was asked maybe a thousand times.
> and I've read it again and again.
> and didn't take notes.
> Now that I need it I don't have time to look through the list archives.
> I am apologizing for taking your time, but would anyone not so busy with more
> important things help me through the steps for setting up Debian Unstable
> >From Scratch.
> What I did so far was use the rescue and root floppies from Debian Woody in
> order to boot and setup base system.
> Right now I got stuck in configuring apt-get to use unstable.
> What should I do to tell apt-get to use the Unstable from the site
> ftp.au.debian.org for example?
> Thank you in advance
> Next time I will not delete messages that I may need at some point.
> Chavdar Videff
pretty simple. Your start is good :). Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and
replace woody or testing to sarge or unstable, or better, add an unstable
line to it, like:
deb ftp://ftp.nl.uu.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free
deb ftp://ftp.nl.uu.net/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb ftp://ftp.nl.uu.net/debian stable main contrib non-free
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free
with ftp.nl.uu.net your favorite and closest debian mirror.
Then run apt-get update to refresh the lists and apt-get dist-upgrade to
upgrade to unstable. Then continu installing packages.
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