Re: Oh no something has gone wrong! after reinstalling Debian and Gnome.
On Monday 22 May 2017 15:12:39 Anil Duggirala wrote:
> Thanks a lot Brian, so right after I install I can change all deb lines
> and replace 'testing' with 'stretch' ??
If you are installing from scratch, yes. If you are upgrading, go straight
from "stable" or "jessie" to "stretch", and don't bother with "testing".
> On Mon, May 22, 2017, at 09:05 AM, Brian wrote:
> > On Mon 22 May 2017 at 08:54:59 -0500, Anil Duggirala wrote:
> > > Thanks a lot Felix and Micheal.
> > > I will follow your advice, and for the first time ever, use Debian
> > > Testing. I guess when Stretch is released I will be able to install
> > > that, correct? So I will be able to go back to using a stable release
> > You already have Stretch installed. Ok, it is not yet released as stable
> > but it is nearly there. Make sure your sources.list has stretch and not
> > testing for the deb lines to keep the machine on stable.
> > > right? I'm really afraid of testing, the whole reason I like Debian is
> > > for its stability, but using stable would require me to install various
> > > packages from backports maybe?? I did try installing that newer kernel,
> > > that didn't work.
> > At this stage of the freeze you are not risking much in terms of
> > stability. No need to be afraid.
> > --
> > Brian.