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Re: cahnging debian version



On Sun, Jul 24, 2005 at 09:19:38PM +0200, Paolo Pantaleo wrote:
> 2005/7/24, Alan Ianson <agianson@shaw.ca>:
> 
> > > 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 ?

If you let the package manager see that there's testing packages available
to it, it will see that they are newer than the ones it already has installed
and so updates them.  But on a testing system, if you change sources,list to
indicate there are stable packages available, it will quickly realize they
have lower version numbers than the ones already installed, and so it will
not update anything.

-- hendrik



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