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Old 01-14-2006, 08:55 AM   #1
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new debian install need repos


i'm going to install debian for the first time. I've used apt-get on ubuntu. When i install debian it installs a 2.4 kernel. and gnome 2.8 etc, all kinda of outdated. What repos can i add to the sources list to upgrade to the latest everything. Thanks
 
Old 01-14-2006, 09:03 AM   #2
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Actually you don't have to install the 2.4 kernel, you have the option to install the 2.6 kernel which is included on the cd's. When setup ask you which kernel you want choose the 2.6. As for repos. there are plenty, have a look at http://www.apt-get.org (click on the link that says "View the full list of sites) which provides a very long list of debian repos. for just about everything you can think of.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 09:06 AM   #3
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There is a good list of repos in this thread.

Also try the "apt-setup" program as root.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 01-14-2006, 09:07 AM   #4
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so can i add repos at install, and also how do i mount the second cd at install
 
Old 01-14-2006, 09:10 AM   #5
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There is a good list of repos in this thread.

Also try the "apt-setup" program as root.

I hope this helps
--Ian
I actually tried some of those and did dist-upgrade and it would download all 700 some packages but when i came time to install them it would have problems, like dependcy problems.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 09:33 AM   #6
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Hmmm, does the new installer actually ask you what kernel you want?
Haven't downloaded a new image lately, as the old one works fine (especially with apt-cache) but there I have to type linux26 on the boot-prompt....
 
Old 01-14-2006, 09:39 AM   #7
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it doesn't ask me what kernel to choose. can i type in linux26 at the prompt? My main problem isn't getting it installed really, its just when is installed i would like to be able to update all software to its latest form. I found these repos, would this be advisable:

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#Stable Sarge
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
#Security Updates Stable
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free

# Testing Etch
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
# Testing Sources
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
# Security Updates Testing
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free

# Unstable Sid
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
# Unstable Sources
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
 
Old 01-14-2006, 10:40 AM   #8
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i would like to be able to update all software to its latest form. I found these repos, would this be advisable:
Then just leave the 'unstable' repo in your source list.
BTW, it's called unstable for a reason.

# apt-get update
# apt-get dist-upgrade

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I found these repos, would this be advisable:
It would only be advisable if you are fine with some occasional breakages, and don't have an issue with running a less than stable environment. There are a LOT of open bugs in the SID branch of Debian.
 
  


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