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Old 05-05-2013, 04:08 AM   #1
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Debian 7 Released


http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/
 
Old 05-05-2013, 04:36 AM   #2
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Thanks caravel. We will miss Wheezy (from testing) and wish it the best in stable. C'mon Jessie!
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 05-05-2013, 05:20 AM   #3
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:58 AM   #4
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I have been using Wheezy for a few days already. For the most part, it is very good. My old computer crapped out, so I bought a new one. I down-loaded the Wheezy 64-bit XFCE CD1 and installed, but it was Squeeze! So I promptly up-graded to Wheezy.

The good:
My new machine has an nVidia GeForce, so I expected lots of trouble. To my surprise, not a single problem! And I am not using the non-free repository. Debian's legendary troubles with hardware and related firmware would seem a bit exaggerated. Or I have been very lucky. If so, I'll take it.

The bad:
There have been some strange tweaks in Wheezy. Conky lost transparency, which was solved by adding a line to the conky.conf that is not in the Debian version. (A line I found searching LQ by the way.) The second problem is with the Conky calendar that I have only been able to half resolve, but again, was caused by some small and weird change in Wheezy. A "_" in the conky.conf had to be changed to a "-". I have no idea what other tiny change needs to be made.

And my HP printer that worked perfectly with Squeeze is no longer printing.

As I stated at the top, for the most part, Wheezy is fabulous, but if I cannot straighten out these two small wrinkles, especially the printer, it will be an incentive to test Slackware. Wheezy is a great system, but who knows what the future may bring.
 
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:07 AM   #5
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I'm probably gonna have to give it a go. I still have a huge soft spot for Debian, even though I have moved to Slackware.

Interesting stuff, from the Distrowatch release notice:

"This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories. Multiarch support, one of the main release goals for Wheezy, will allow Debian users to install packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that you can now, for the first time, install both 32- and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically."

Emphasis mine. Nice. I'm sure Richard Stallman won't be too happy about that, hahaha.
 
Old 05-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #6
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Randicus said,
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And my HP printer that worked perfectly with Squeeze is no longer printing.
Do you install it with CUPS and use the CUPS driver? That would be strange if a working driver were replaced by a non-functioning one.
jdk
 
Old 05-05-2013, 10:18 AM   #7
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I am looking to upgrade from Debian 6 to Debian 7 how can I do that without having to perform a fresh install?

Please I will appreciate all advices.
 
Old 05-05-2013, 10:22 AM   #8
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I am looking to upgrade from Debian 6 to Debian 7 how can I do that without having to perform a fresh install?

Please I will appreciate all advices.
You should be able to:

Code:
apt-get update
And then:

Code:
apt-get dist-upgrade
It's been a while for me, so someone correct me if I'm wrong!
 
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:27 AM   #9
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You should be able to:

Code:
apt-get update
And then:

Code:
apt-get dist-upgrade
It's been a while for me, so someone correct me if I'm wrong!
Thank you I had tried these two commands and it says
Quote:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
So I dont know what is going on. Frankly I thought the update manager was going to notify me about the upgrade.

Please I am listening for more suggestions

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Old 05-05-2013, 10:45 AM   #10
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@TroN-0074: You have to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and change the "squeeze" occurrences to "wheezy" (or to "stable", if you want to stay on the stable branch when Wheezy becomes oldstable). There's a more detailed guide here. When following the guide, keep in mind that you only have to change "squeeze" for "wheezy" (not the whole repository line), and the kernel part may be different, depending on your architecture.

Good luck.

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Old 05-05-2013, 10:52 AM   #11
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Before doing the upgrade, make sure that you have read the release notes, that point out major problems that can occur and steps that should be taken before doing the upgrade.
 
Old 05-05-2013, 12:38 PM   #12
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Thank you good for the good information. I already changed the repos to show wheezy. however the guide suggested by odiseo77 on post#10 says
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Upgrade the Kernel

It seems I already have the 2.6 kernel, but I’m going to follow the instructions anyway.
Here is what I’ve already have installed.

Code:
dpkg -l | grep linux-image
The output is:

Quote:
ii linux-image-2.6-amd64 2.6.32+29 Linux 2.6 for 64-bit PCs (meta-package)
ii linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64 2.6.32-45 Linux 2.6.32 for 64-bit PCs
So, upgrading kernel.

Code:
apt-get install linux-image-2.6-amd64
Good thing I did, it actually upgraded and added packages.
so he was using kernel 2.6 at the time. in my case I have a 32 bit installation what kernel should I be using? and how do I get it?
The only step that have done is the changed on the repos to wheezy

I appreciate all information thank you
 
Old 05-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #13
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What??? Wheezy 2.6???? Have a look at this:
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Package linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64

wheezy (testing) (kernel): Linux 3.2 for 64-bit PCs
3.2.41-2: amd64 i386
It's "linux-image-3.2.0-4-686-pae"
for 32bit machines.
Wheezy's had 3.2 for ages.
Check it out here:
http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/li...-3.2.0-4-amd64
Once you've changed your sources.list file you might want to try "apt-get update" again.

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Old 05-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #14
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in my case I have a 32 bit installation what kernel should I be using? and how do I get it?
You should use either the i486 kernel, or the i686 one (probably the latter, unless you have a really old machine). To install it, simply execute the following command:

Code:
apt-get install linux-image-2.6-i686
 
Old 05-05-2013, 12:59 PM   #15
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What??? Wheezy 2.6???? Have a look at this:

Wheezy's had 3.2 for ages.
Check it out here:
http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/li...-3.2.0-4-amd64
Once you've changed your sources.list file you might want to try "apt-get update" again.
The guide is from August last year (hence the old kernel version), but I think the general upgrade procedure detailed in the guide is OK (upgrading the kernel, udev, grub and then the rest of the system).
 
  


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