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Old 04-12-2007, 05:00 AM   #1
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etch upgrade to lenny


I'm attempting to upgrade from Etch to Lenny, the new testing distro. Here is my sources.list:

deb file:/var/cache/apt-build/repository/ apt-build main
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib

I did this, but now whenever I boot up without GDM, I see "Debian GNU/Linux lenny/sid". What is going on? I am somewhat new to using repositories, so let me know if you see anything wrong with what I have above.

I want to run testing, not unstable.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 06:46 AM   #2
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...but now whenever I boot up without GDM
Do you mean without gdm, or without an xwindows system altogether?

If it's the latter try, ... # aptitude install xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg xorg gdm gnome
 
Old 04-12-2007, 08:21 AM   #3
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that's not the problem. The problem is I thought I should just be running lenny, not lenny/sid.

I'm using iceweasel right now, so X11 works fine.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 08:53 AM   #4
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Sorry. I misunderstood the question.

lenny/sid just means that you have at least one application installed that you got from Sid (Unstable)
 
Old 04-12-2007, 11:22 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by rickh
Sorry. I misunderstood the question.

lenny/sid just means that you have at least one application installed that you got from Sid (Unstable)

It means that they changed from etch/sid to lenny/sid in the base-files package it has nothing to do with running packages from sid it is only the new naming scheme.

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base-files (4.0) unstable; urgency=low

  * Changed issue, issue.net and debian_version to read "lenny/sid".
  * Changed FAQ accordingly.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>  Tue,  3 Apr 2007 11:45:30 +0200
 
Old 04-12-2007, 01:01 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by HappyTux
It means that they changed from etch/sid to lenny/sid in the base-files package it has nothing to do with running packages from sid it is only the new naming scheme.
Thanks. I always remember Etch being known as "Etch" when I logged on, not "Etch/Sid", which confused me. I guess that Lenny is still in development.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 01:26 PM   #7
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it is only the new naming scheme.
Ah! Didn't know that. Mine said Etch/Sid before, Lenny/Sid now, but I've always had some packages from Sid, so I thought that's what it meant.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 02:55 PM   #8
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I'm sure it used to say testing/unstable then it was 4.0 for the etch freeze, now its lenny/sid. Don't remember it every being etch/sid...
 
Old 04-12-2007, 03:11 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Daws
I'm sure it used to say testing/unstable then it was 4.0 for the etch freeze, now its lenny/sid. Don't remember it every being etch/sid...
Now that you mention it I believe your right, anyways it is just the name used....


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