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Re: Debian Sid first time user

Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> Hi to all the Debian users community.
> I've been using Debian for a couple of years now (coming from Mandrakelinux)
> and have been happy with stable versions, Sarge and then Etch.  Now for
> particular needs I want to try to use Sid with a > = 2.6.25-2-686 kernel.
> Please can anybody indicate how to fetch and install a Debian Sid distribution
> and how to manage it after installation (packages and so on)?  I didn't find
> any help on www.debian.org.  Besides, large downloads are not easy for my
> connection.
Just add the sid repositories to your /etc/apt/sources.list file, like so:

> westk@westek:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
> # Unstable
> deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main
> deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main
> # Testing
> deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main
> deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main
> # Stable
> deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ etch main
> deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ etch main
> # Security updates (Stable)
> deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
> deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib

then do "aptitude update" followed by "aptitude dist-upgrade".

Expect breakage.

Kent West     <*)))><

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