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Old 01-10-2005, 06:04 AM   #1
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Debian upgrades Automatically ??


I'm wondering a thing..

If you have woody(stable) installed, will it upgrade automatically with

apt-get update
apt-get install

when sarge is released as stable ??
and will it cause some conflicts with some applications ??
 
Old 01-10-2005, 06:38 AM   #2
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Code:
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
This may work.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 06:49 AM   #3
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...and if you are looking to update from woody to sarge, edit your
/etc/apt/sources.list so that "stable" is changed to "testing" and do

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

there will be some menu's popping up during this, just read them and answer accordingly
 
Old 01-10-2005, 06:57 AM   #4
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Mipia, he was asking about when they release Sarge as stable, not upgrading from the current stable to Sarge-as-testing.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 07:17 AM   #5
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hence the use of the word "if"
 
Old 01-10-2005, 08:36 AM   #6
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hehe..

I see the "if" word..

and yes, it was WHEN sarge comes "stable".. will it work then do you think ??

what was the technique to upgrade TO woody from the earlier "stable" ?? if there ever were a "stable" debian before Woody of cause. I don't know that...
 
Old 01-10-2005, 08:39 AM   #7
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what are the difference with

upgrade and dist-upgrade ??

but don't forget my first question..
 
Old 01-10-2005, 10:31 AM   #8
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From the manpage for "apt-get":

About upgrade:
Quote:
upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all packages currently installed on the system from the sources enumerated in /etc/apt/sources.list. Packages currently installed with new versions available are retrieved and upgraded; under no circumstances are currently installed packages removed, or packages not already installed retrieved and installed. New versions of currently installed packages that cannot be upgraded without changing the install status of another package will be left at their current version. An update must be performed first so that apt-get knows that new versions of packages are available.
And about dist-upgrade:
Quote:
dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of upgrade, also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions of packages; apt-get has a "smart" conflict resolution system, and it will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the expense of less important ones if necessary. The /etc/apt/sources.list file contains a list of locations from which to retrieve desired package files. See also apt_preferences(5) for a mechanism for overriding the general settings for individual packages.
Hope this helps.

Last edited by Sslaxx; 01-10-2005 at 10:33 AM.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:24 AM   #9
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For sarge release information have a look at :
http://www.debian.org/releases/sarge/
 
Old 01-11-2005, 01:07 PM   #10
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well, I asume that nobody knows how it updates itself from old"stable" to new"stable..
 
Old 01-11-2005, 05:26 PM   #11
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Eh?

You shouldn't need to change anything. If your sources.list file points to stable then, when Sarge becomes stable, all you'll have to do is update and dist-upgrade.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:22 PM   #12
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hope that too..

but only time will see.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 08:03 PM   #13
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Woody will upgrade to Sarge with apt-get when Sarge becomes the new stable version. This is just like what happened when Potato was upgraded to Woody. You'll have to upgrade your kernel and other core packages yourself if you want the newest stuff Sarge has though, apt-get doesn't do that by default but you can do it easily with apt. Just apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.10-1-386 or whatever depending on what version you want. It's easiest to just do a complete reinstall and copy over your root and home directories. This will make less headaches than trying to upgrade everything to Sarge from Woody. Of course if you know what you're doing then it shouldn't be hard with either method.
 
  


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