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Re: Debian Sid first time user

Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina@gmail.com>:

>> > > 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)?

Tuesday 05 August 2008, Javier Barroso wrote :

>> Rodolfo, Sid hasn't got a installer, you have to install lenny / etch
>> and then upgrade / full-upgrade to sid changing /etc/apt/sources.list
>> as people said.

Thomas Preud'homme <thomas.preudhomme@celest.fr> writes:

> you can install a Debian with a business card and then you have 
> the choice in the release you want to grab (stable, testing or 
> unstable).

Thanks.  But in Debian internet site I only found stable and testing business
card images, not sid ones.  E.g.:


.  There's nothing like:


.  So, after downloading and installing the testing business card iso image, I
suppose I have to do `apt-get update' and `apt-get dist-upgrade' as well, to
pass from testing to sid?

Besides, I read that a business card image does not include any packages; but
on the other hand I need the ppp package to download the rest: is ppp included
in a business card image?

Besides: what are, in general with a Debian upgrade, the proper commands?
`apt-get update' and `apt-get dist-upgrade' or instead full-upgrade or

Excuse so many questions.


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