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Old 02-26-2011, 01:57 PM   #1
sanjayagayan
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How to update debian


I used ubuntu for few months.yesterday i installed debian .Then i try to update .But it was failed.It says your system up to date. But i didnít update it.Then i go to settings in update manager.
When i click it i got a window named software sources(as super user).It has several tabs. first one is debian software.there i couldnít tick any one of three menu s under downlodable from internet
Under debian updates proposed update and security updates are in inactive stat.
I think i can only use cd as package source.how can i use internet to update my new system.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 02:00 PM   #2
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Please post the output of:

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cat /etc/apt/sources.list
 
Old 02-26-2011, 02:57 PM   #3
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I used ubuntu for few months.yesterday i installed debian .Then i try to update .But it was failed.It says your system up to date. But i didn’t update it.Then i go to settings in update manager.
If you installed yesterday it will be upto date and there's no reason for it to update until, either there are updates available, or you add to your /etc/sources.list
 
Old 02-26-2011, 03:26 PM   #4
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If you had an internet connection when you installed Debian it is up-to-date.

As it downloads the current package versions during the install process.

If you want/need other packages or newer packages you might want to consider running either Testing/Wheezy or unstable.

There are also many 3rd party repos for Debian packages. See my Giant sources.list in my signature.
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:10 PM   #5
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@craigvil your sources list is great it helps some of find a lot of info without googling til fingers go numb.
Ihaven't made many changes yet, but I'll ifnd 1 to make.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 08:47 PM   #6
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As supplemental information, Debian stable does not publish updates nearly so often as does Ubuntu.
 
  


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