Re: cahnging debian version
On Sun July 24 2005 12:19 pm, Paolo Pantaleo wrote:
> 2005/7/24, Alan Ianson <email@example.com>:
> > > 2) how can i do it?
> > Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and change "stable main" to "testing main" or
> > "unstable main". Then run "apt-get update" and "apt-get dist-upgrade".
> > Think twice before going to testing (leading edge) or unstable (bleeding
> > edge), once upgraded you can't go back to stable without reinstalling.
> > Also comment out the security.debian.org line from sources.list. There
> > are no security updates in testing or unstable. There are updates but
> > they take time (more so for testing) and they don't come from the
> > security team.
> Are you sure i cannot go back to stable ?
I don't think so, at least not without reinstalling. You can upgrade from
Woody (old stable) to sarge (current stable) or from stable to testing or
unstable. But there is no easy way to downgrade.
> Upgrading a system to the stable, testing, or unstable distribution
> may require several steps which must be in the following order:
> * Upgrade to Woody (if your system is older than Woody)
> * Upgrade to stable
> * Upgrade to testing
> * Upgrade to unstable
> Debian does not support upgrades that skip intermediate releases.