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Re: Going from stable to testing

In message <2WM6Q-6Fh-27@gated-at.bofh.it>, Jacob Friis <lists@debpro.webcom.dk> writes
Can I upgrade my system to be all testing just by adjusting

yes, just put testing instead of stable and then run apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

I noticed this:
<snip src="http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch-woody.en.html";>
Note that tracking the testing distribution of Debian can have the side effect of delaying the installation of packages containing security fixes, since such packages are uploaded to unstable and only later migrate to testing.

Is there anything to do about that?

Yes, generally that's true. But at this very moment, 'testing' is being bugfixed to a point where it will become the new 'stable' any week/month now. Stable-type quick security updates are already occurring. There are still more bugs, so it's not quite as safe as the old Woody yet.

I'm running a Woody, and tweaking a Sarge to replace it at the appropriate time. I'm seeing the same security fixes that Woody gets also arriving on Sarge, along with the other bugfixes.

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