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Old 06-01-2009, 03:26 PM   #1
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lenny "testing to stable"


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I want to upgrade lenny testing to lenny stable,May this upgrade risk my enterprise server ??
thanks for any help or guidance
 
Old 06-01-2009, 03:31 PM   #2
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If your sources.list file already says "lenny" then you're safe and you've already made the change (assuming you've been doing any security updates).

If your sources.list says "testing" and you've been doing updates, you can't go back to stable.

If your sources.list says "testing" but you haven't done any updates since Lenny became stable, you should be able to just change "testing" to "lenny" and then do an upgrade.

Upgrades are always a risk to production environments. Make sure you have a good backup handy before you start.
 
Old 06-01-2009, 03:32 PM   #3
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Hi
I want to upgrade lenny testing to lenny stable,May this upgrade risk my enterprise server ??
thanks for any help or guidance
Could you paste a copy of your /etc/apt/sources.list ?

In all likelihood if you specified lenny directly and have been updating software, you ARE running lenny stable.

If you specified testing and have been updating, you're not running lenny anymore you're running squeeze (if memory serves me) and attempting to downgrade from squeeze to lenny would probably not be a pleasant experience.

IMO you really shouldn't use the non-distribution specific monikers in a production environment.

Last edited by rweaver; 06-01-2009 at 03:45 PM.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 04:04 AM   #4
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Could you paste a copy of your /etc/apt/sources.list ?
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free

dear pljvaldez,is there anyway to find that any update have been done??
Does not apt have any history ??
I think,history is necessary for apt,Do not you think? if so suggest to developer of apt

thanks for any guide or instruction

Last edited by nima0102; 06-02-2009 at 05:58 AM.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 11:39 AM   #5
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You can try looking at /var/log/dpkg.log and see if there has been any activity since February 14, 2009 (when lenny was released as stable). If there has, you're probably stuck and have to use squeeze (current testing).
 
Old 06-02-2009, 12:23 PM   #6
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Hi Nima,
Updates are not done automatically (unless you've configured an event that does it yourself). If you have not executed something like
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sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
then there haven't been any updates. Do you recall executing such a command in the last 4 months?
cheers,
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:09 PM   #7
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thanks for your attention

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Hi Nima,
UDo you recall executing such a command in the last 4 months?
jdk
unfortunately I was not admin for this server,because I remember executed commands

if I change source.list to lenny and update repository package and after that I run upgrade,Is determined which packages will be updated or upgraded ?? Is prompt me for accept that??

thanks for any help or instruction
 
Old 06-02-2009, 01:55 PM   #8
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Yes, if you use aptitude it will always tell you want it is going to do and ask if you agree before doing it. If there are dependency problems, aptitude will alert you and even offer solutions. I would avoid using a gui for updating/ugrading packages. You get much more information using the CLI and aptitude.
cheers,
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:46 PM   #9
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thanks for your reply

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free

dear pljvaldez,is there anyway to find that any update have been done??
Does not apt have any history ??
I think,history is necessary for apt,Do not you think? if so suggest to developer of apt

thanks for any guide or instruction
If you didn't have a broken system and you updated with that sources list you may now.

Code:
# Main Debian Mirror
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free

# Security Updates Mirror
deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
What you want is something like this.

You're actually referencing two different distributions... squeeze and lenny.

They should both specify lenny or both specify testing/stable/unstable. They should never reference different versions.
 
Old 02-13-2010, 07:55 PM   #10
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Code:
# Main Debian Mirror
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free

# Security Updates Mirror
deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
What you want is something like this.

You're actually referencing two different distributions... squeeze and lenny.

They should both specify lenny or both specify testing/stable/unstable. They should never reference different versions.
If I want to install squeeze now, and have my source list file as
Code:
# Main Debian Mirror
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free

# Security Updates Mirror
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
Then, when squeeze becomes stable, will I have to do any changes ?
 
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