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Old 06-11-2003, 04:12 AM   #1
Ando
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Knoppix/Debian post hdd install updates


Ok this may be a stupid question, but hey I'm a newbie to Debian (and newish to linux).

I'm running the hard drive install of Knoppix which I've heard is Debian Testing/Unstable.

My question is this, I've done apt-get install update (using kpackage, I'm not quite ready for command line yet), does this mean that my system is now the stable version or simply that all available updates have been installed.

Also if it is still the unstable version, just how unstable is it?
Will it be ok for everyday use ?

Answers on a postcard please
 
Old 06-11-2003, 04:40 AM   #2
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There is a postcard in your mailbox

You gotta get over that fear of the command line, so that's all I gotta say about that

Now, while you are in your user account, open an x terminal (kterm, whatever, click something with terminal in it's name) and start typing
Code:
[phil@uilleann phil]$ su -
Password: 
[root@uilleann root]# apt-get update
Get:1 http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386 release [1178B]
Fetched 1178B in 5s (219B/s)   
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/os pkglist                        
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/os release
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/updates pkglist
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/updates release
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/freshrpms pkglist
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/freshrpms release
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/os srclist
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/updates srclist
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/freshrpms srclist
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
[root@uilleann root]#
Do apt-get update again because your first try didn't just do the "Hit" thing. Apt now knows what is available for your installation. If you want to (believe me, you do) update your system
Code:
[root@uilleann root]# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Calculating Upgrade... Done
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 0 not upgraded.
[root@uilleann root]#
You probably have a bunch of stuff to update. Answer the questions and do it.

Feel better about the command line now?















Now you can apt-get install synaptic and get a pointy-clicky thingy if your answer to the question above was "yes". If you answered no, don't dare install that
 
Old 06-11-2003, 04:43 AM   #3
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"Also if it is still the unstable version, just how unstable is it?
Will it be ok for everyday use ?"Most likely. Did you like it's stability on the CD? The updates will fix most of the bugs and security holes on the cd version.
 
Old 06-12-2003, 04:13 PM   #4
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I also use a knoppix HD install. using apt-get is much easier than that symantic thing, and my system is as stable as when I had Red Hat, Mandrake, or SuSE on there.
 
  


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