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Re: Sticking with Lenny

Dave Sherohman wrote:

Should I be specifying lenny instead of stable,

Yes, if you want to stay on lenny until further notice.

Personally, I always use the version names, so I'm not 100% certain that
it's still around, but I believe you could also use old-stable to
continue tracking lenny (at least until wheeze comes out, at which point
old-stable will become squeeze).

or am I already too late to do that?

If you've already done any updates which have installed packages from
squeeze, then it's too late with respect to those packages (apt won't
automatically downgrade the squeeze versions back to a lenny version),
but, aside from that, changing from stable to lenny shouldn't cause any

I feel quite embarrassed in reading this above. I am still on Lenny, and wishes to remain that way for as long as possible, hopefully until I buy a new computer.

My 'sources.list' has a few calls for 'stable', and some calls for 'lenny'. How am I to know for sure whether or not I have already installed packages from Squeeze ? Last package I installed was 'xine-ui' and, not later than 2-3 days ago, I have installed libdvdcss2 and w32codecs. How am I to know whether it is too late to changes calls to "stable" to calls to "Lenny" ?

I thought that Squeeze had not yet been acknowledged as 'stable', but, obviously, I failed to keep informed in due time.

Below is the content of my source.list:

deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main
deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main
deb-src http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing main contrib non-free

Thanks in advance for your advices

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