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Re: Going from stable to testing

On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 10:25:57AM +0100, Jacob Friis wrote:
> >>Can I upgrade my system to be all testing just by adjusting
> >>/etc/apt/sources.list?
> >>
> >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.
> </snip>
> Is there anything to do about that?

Perhaps what you *really* want is not testing but sarge?  If you just
want to upgrade to the (soon to be stable) sarge, then put in "sarge"
not "testing".  That way when sarge becomes the new stable you will be
tracking the stable distribution, and you can then change it to stable

Chris Harris <charris@rtcmarketing.com>
GNU/Linux --- The best things in life are free.

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