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Old 12-15-2008, 12:40 PM
Dan-Simon Myrland
 
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Hi!
*
how do i change my distrubution from Etch to Sid (unstable) ?
also, will KDE 4.2 be avalable to Sid shortly after its release
in january?
*
Any help would be moest apriciated
*
Dan-Simon Myrland
(Debian user from Norway)
 
Old 12-15-2008, 03:20 PM
"Boyd Stephen Smith Jr."
 
Default Sid/KDE

On Monday 2008 December 15 07:40:58 Dan-Simon Myrland wrote:
>Hi!
>
>how do i change my distrubution from Etch to Sid (unstable) ?

Assuming you really want to:

sed -i -e 's/etch/sid/g;s:/stable:/unstable:g'
/etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/{.[!.],}* &&
aptitude update && aptitude install aptitude apt dpkg &&
aptitude full-upgrade

should do it.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:53 PM
Ron Johnson
 
Default Sid/KDE

On 12/15/08 10:20, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:

On Monday 2008 December 15 07:40:58 Dan-Simon Myrland wrote:

Hi!

how do i change my distrubution from Etch to Sid (unstable) ?


Assuming you really want to:

sed -i -e 's/etch/sid/g;s:/stable:/unstable:g'
/etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/{.[!.],}* &&
aptitude update && aptitude install aptitude apt dpkg &&
aptitude full-upgrade


Real Men use apt.


should do it.


Before doing that, I'd Google for something like this[0], to make
sure that there are no prerequisites, or packages that need to get
manually upgraded before doing the dist-upgrade.


[0] debian upgrade to Lenny

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Old 12-15-2008, 03:56 PM
"Jeff Soules"
 
Default Sid/KDE

> Assuming you really want to:
>
> sed -i -e 's/etch/sid/g;s:/stable:/unstable:g'
> /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/{.[!.],}* &&
> aptitude update && aptitude install aptitude apt dpkg &&
> aptitude full-upgrade
>
> should do it.

Which, if you're confused by the one-liner, means:

1) Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file and any files in
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ to replace "etch" with "sid" and "stable"
with "unstable." This will change the package manager's idea of where
to get packages, and what versions are supposed to be current.

2) Run "aptitude update" to have aptitude download the new list of
"current" software packages.

3) Run "aptitude install aptitude apt dpkg" to install new versions of
the package management system.

4) Run "aptitude full-upgrade" to kick off a system-wide distribution upgrade.


You probably don't want to do this without some preparation and
backup, as things can wind up broken during a dist-upgrade no matter
how careful you are. Several people (myself included) have had
problems with perl or with locales not upgrading perfectly, leaving
the system in a hampered state. If you're going to do a distribution
upgrade, you want to make sure you'll have time to fix any such
problems that arise, and resources to help you do so (like a startup
disk in case the box doesn't come up, or a second computer for
googling in case you manage to disable your internet access.)

Don't do this right before bedtime the day before your important
presentation in the morning, or when you have a major project due the
next day, etc.

Good luck!


~Jeff


On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 11:20 AM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr.
<bss03@volumehost.net> wrote:
> On Monday 2008 December 15 07:40:58 Dan-Simon Myrland wrote:
>>Hi!
>>
>>how do i change my distrubution from Etch to Sid (unstable) ?
>
> Assuming you really want to:
>
> sed -i -e 's/etch/sid/g;s:/stable:/unstable:g'
> /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/{.[!.],}* &&
> aptitude update && aptitude install aptitude apt dpkg &&
> aptitude full-upgrade
>
> should do it.
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> Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =.
> bss03@volumehost.net ((_/)o o(\_))
> ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-'
> http://iguanasuicide.org/ \_/
>


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Old 01-01-2009, 11:18 PM
Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
 
Default Sid/KDE

Ron Johnson wrote:
>
> Real Men use apt.

I thought they used gentoo ...

raju


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Old 01-02-2009, 02:25 AM
Ron Johnson
 
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On 01/01/09 18:18, Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:

Ron Johnson wrote:

Real Men use apt.


I thought they used gentoo ...


Real Ricers use Gentoo. http://funroll-loops.info/

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