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Old 06-13-2005, 07:07 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2004
Distribution: Debian 3.1
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To stay with debian Woody - apt-get update/upgrade as usual?

Hi all,

I would like to stay with debian woody for the moment
(move to sarge in a month or so).

I have not changed the source list ... and did an:

apt-get update
and then
apt-get upgrade
(as usuall)

got the following:

server1:~# apt-get upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back
apache apache-common apache-perl apache-ssl apt apt-utils ash base-config
base-passwd bash bc bind9-host binutils bsdmainutils bsdutils bzip2
console-common console-tools cpio cpp cpp-2.95 cramfsprogs cron curl debconf
debconf-utils debhelper debianutils devfsd dhcp-client dialog diff dnsutils
dpkg e2fsprogs ed fdutils file fileutils findutils gcc gcc-2.95 gettext-base
grep groff-base grub gs gzip hostname html2ps html2text ifupdown info
initrd-tools iptables ispell klogd less libapache-mod-perl
libauthen-pam-perl libbz2-1.0 libc6 libc6-dev libcap1 libdb2 libdb3
libdbd-mysql-perl libdbi-perl libdps1 libexpat1 libfreetype6 libgd2
libgdbmg1 libgimpprint1 libgpmg1 libhtml-parser-perl libident libjpeg62
libldap2 liblockfile1 liblwres1 libmail-audit-perl libmd5-perl libmhash2
libmime-perl libmysqlclient10 libncurses5 libncurses5-dev libnet-ssleay-perl
libpam-modules libpam0g libpaperg libpcre3 libpgperl libpng2 libpopt0
libreadline4 libssl0.9.6 libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 libtext-iconv-perl libwrap0
libwww-perl libxml-dom-perl libxml-parser-perl libxml2 login logrotate lsof
lynx mailx make man-db man2html mawk mbr mlock modutils mount mysql-client
mysql-server nano ncurses-bin net-tools netbase netkit-inetd netkit-ping
nmap ntpdate openssl passwd patch pciutils perl perl-base perl-modules
perl-suid perlmagick php4 php4-imap php4-mhash php4-mysql php4-pear popa3d
postgresql-client procps psmisc python python2.1 rsync screen sed sendmail
setserial shellutils slang1 spamassassin ssh sudo sysklogd syslinux sysvinit
t1lib1 tar tasksel tcl8.3 tcpd telnet tetex-base texinfo textutils tk8.3
tnef unzip util-linux vim webalizer wget whiptail whois xfree86-common xlibs
39 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 182 not upgraded.
Need to get 12.2MB of archives. After unpacking 11.0MB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]


should I continue? Or will it upgrade to Sarge if I do so (which I do not want)?

Again I just want to be up-to-date with just the Woody security updates .... it should be fine shoudn't it? I am asking because this is
an unusaull message for just a Woody security update ...



Last edited by alexxxis; 06-13-2005 at 07:08 PM.
Old 06-13-2005, 07:50 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Debian Etch
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I think this will install Sarge.

What you want to do is edit the '/etc/apt/sources.list' file and make sure it points to "woody" or "oldstable". So, change all the "stable" words into "woody", this will make sure that you get the Woody security updates.

Woody will be supported for an extra 12 months
Old 06-14-2005, 03:34 AM   #3
Registered: Jun 2004
Distribution: Debian 3.1
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ok thank you very much ...

I thought that upgrading to Sarge would require an apt-get dist-update or something

so I am going to replace "stable" with "woody" in the sources and see what happens

Have a good day
Old 06-14-2005, 05:41 PM   #4
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I used "oldstable"

it worked perfectly

Thanks again


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