[TAG] Re: debian upgadation
kh1 at khherrmann.de
Sun Nov 27 14:32:13 MSK 2005
On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 19:18:10 +0530
"J.Bakshi" <hizibizi at spymac.com> wrote:
> I am interested to know the know-how about how to keep a debian box
> up-to-date by updating it using net. Karl-Heinz has already made me
> familiar about *apt-get* way to do this. I like to know more about
> adding mirror/ changing from stable to testing etc. If I am not doing
> any mistake there is an article on it by some of you in the form of
> Linux gadget . could any one kindly point out the particular issue of
> that lg ? any more discussion on it is always WELCOME.
I always forget the ncurses tool for configuring -- apt-setup ? Am on a
SuSE right now and can't try...
In /etc/apt/sources.list are all servers and mirrors you currently fetch
your packages from. You can simply add other servers, mirrors and you
can change lines like:
server stable main contrib
server testing main contrib
if you want to go entirely from stable to testing. Beware -- there is no
easy way back. It seems there is an agreement the easiest is a full
reinstall of stable.
You can also add single applications from testing but keep a stable
system otherwise -- but this might make the system less stable than you
might think, as you can get in real bad dependency conflicts where you
can not upgrade some stable application anymore as it would need
a different version of a lib than the one necessary for your testing
But there are others on the list which can tell all this and more much
better than me :-) With Debian I'm still a beginner.
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