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Re: Clarification needed for dist-upgrade instructions

On Sat, Oct 02, 2004 at 08:18:50PM -0700, Eric Dickner wrote:
> > 
> > Change woody to sarge in your /etc/apt/sources.list
> > apt-get update
> > apt-get dist-upgrade
> I received the above instructions from this mailing
> list.  The bottom lines seem to be a little different
> from the documentation but it is the top line that
> lost me, and the docs didn't help.
> I have no reference to "woody" in the source.list
> file; I installed woody from CD's and that is all
> there is.  Do I just put the word "Sarge" on a line?

You should have uncommented lines similar to the following:

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

Note that mine has "unstable," as I follow Sid.  In your case I'm
guessing that these lines say "stable."  That being the case, change
them to say "testing" (which is Sarge).

It may be that the CD installation places only references to your CD's
in the file (it's been a while for me--I don't recall).  If so, then
those should be commented out after putting the above into the file.


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