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    Question [SOLVED] upgrade debian


    hello

    i want to upgrade my OS from debianEtch to debian lenny (unstabe) how can i do this
    thank u

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    Lenny is stable now. You need to edit your sources list as follows (from the terminal):

    cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup
    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

    *The first makes a backup in case something goes wrong. In the second, replace gedit with the text editor of your choice.

    Replace any instances of "etch" with "lenny". Save this.

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    sudo aptitude install apt dpkg aptitude
    sudo aptitude full-upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Lenny is stable now. You need to edit your sources list as follows (from the terminal):

    cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup
    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

    *The first makes a backup in case something goes wrong. In the second, replace gedit with the text editor of your choice.

    Replace any instances of "etch" with "lenny". Save this.

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    sudo aptitude install apt dpkg aptitude
    sudo aptitude full-upgrade
    thank u but this process to upgrade to stable
    i want to upgrade to unstable

    sorry for my english

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    You want unstable, ie, Debian Sid, or you want the current testing, which is codename Squeeze? In any case, it's the same process, just use the alternate names. Or you can substitute "stable", "testing", or "unstable", instead. If you want to go from Etch to Squeeze, I think you probably want to go through Lenny first, though. And if you really want to run Sid, ie, Unstable, I would recommend installing Sidux instead. sidux.com :: debian based live cd development

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    thank u
    but the problem is resolved here
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