Re: Upgrading from stable to testing with apt-get?
From: Hugo S. Carrer (hscarrer_at_efn.unc.edu.ar)
To: debian-user <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 18:41:40 -0300 (ART)
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On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 16:21:40 -0500
Anthony DiSante <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> ...and/or /etc/apt/apt.conf that will cause "apt-get upgrade" to upgrade me to
> the testing release. Is that correct? If so, exactly what do I need to put
> into those files? Currently, neither of those files exist on my system.
If the box has a connection to the internet all you need to do is the
1) Open as root the file /etc/apt/sources.list with your favorite editor
and uncomment or add if missing the folowing lines.
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian sarge main contrib non-free
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US sarge/non-US main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org sarge/updates main contrib non-free
WATCH for the sarge word instead of woody or stable, this tells apt-get
which is the release you want.
Comment any other line in the file.
2) As root run apt-get update.
3) Again as root run apt-get dist-upgrade, sit back have a smoke or
whatever you fancy, and watch your old reliable Woody turn into a lean mean
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong please.
Ing. Hugo S. Carrer
Laboratorio de Comunicaciones Digitales UNC
Tel./Fax: +54 351-4334147 Int.105
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