On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 04:52:06PM +0200, Bonno Bloksma wrote:
> I am looking at the release notes to get comfortable with what's in
> them and to get a feeling for what I need to look at when upgrading
> our debian servers.
> Most of our servers were installed as Etch and then upgraded to Lenny.
> In my sources.list files I have lines like:
> deb http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/debian/ lenny main non-free contrib
> deb-src http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/debian/ lenny main non-free contrib
> deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main non-free contrib
> deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main non-free contrib
> I understand I need to add squeeze-updates to that list as well and
> remove volatile if I have it somewhere. (And of course change the
> lenny to squeeze at the proper moment during upgrade).
> But what are those security.debian.org lines for? Is that some
> leftover from Etch, which I can detele, or is it something I still
> need in Squeeze? Is it something like the new squeeze-updates
> repository? I cannot find anything about it, or at least nothing that
> will tell me clearly what I need to do.
You have to keep security.debian.org. Those are under control of the
security team and cointain the fast & important security updates.
See e.g. http://www.debian.org/security/
Volatile now is integrated in the "official" squeeze-updates:
There it's also stated clearly:
"This suite will contain updates that satisfy one of the following
* The update is urgent and not of a security nature. Security updates
will continue to be pushed through the security archive.
So, security.debian.org continues to be important :-)
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