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Re: Debian v.9.2.1 DVDs - how long are they good for?


On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 02:58:45PM +0000, Brian wrote:
> On Wed 14 Mar 2018 at 13:03:14 +0000, Joe wrote:
> > Greg Wooledge <wooledg@eeg.ccf.org> wrote:
> > > That's a wee bit overly optimistic.  In practice, you will find it
> > > rather challenging to upgrade from a version of Debian that has been
> > > archived (no longer on the regular mirrors, no longer receiving Long
> > > Term Support).  Right now, the oldest release of Debian that is still
> > > receiving LTS is wheezy (7.x).
> > 
> > I was certainly not suggesting that anyone try it, just that it is
> > possible, therefore upgrading between any minor versions of a major
> > version is trivial.
> No harm in trying and it's not all that hard to use snapshot.debian.org
> as an archive to upgtade from squeeze to wheezy.

Indeed; since snapshot.debian.org goes all the way back to woody in
2005, I don't see why it wouldn't be possible to put that in your
/etc/apt/sources.list and take a potato system up through woody,
sarge, etch, lenny, squeeze, to wheezy then switch to the normal
mirrors to go to jessie and beyond. Although it'd probably take a
lot longer than just reinstalling. :)


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