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Re: Upgrading debian to specific minor version

On Wed, Sep 09, 2015 at 08:38:43AM +0200, Joris Schoolmeesters wrote:
> Hi all,
> With Debian 7.9 out in the wild, apt-get will upgrade you
> automatically to 7.9 on Debian 7.
> Is there a way to upgrade from 7.7 to 7.8 ?
> Thanks in advance,
> Joris

You could install packages from 7.8 media using apt-cdrom and the DVD images.

As soon as you do an apt-get update from the 'Net, you'll be on 7.9 :(

The FAQ should cover it: there isn't a great deal of difference between point upgrades
- they roll up security fixes about once a quarter or so. If you update regularly, you
won't notice much difference anyway in most cases - the version number in base-files and
/etc/debian_version will change.

In general, Debian doesn't provide a way to maintain a specific point release - by
doing so, you risk not getting updates, security fixes etc.

The package update mechanisms will cope with updating from one minor version to another.

When major release versions change (7-8-9) then there is some shuffling around as testing
-> stable, stable -> oldstable and it pays to upgrade following procedures in the Release notes.

Hope this helps,


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