server linux

John Griffiths john at
Wed Feb 5 17:01:51 EST 2003

more generally one edits /etc/apt/sources.list

and replaces all references to stable with unstable


#apt-get update
#apt-get dist-upgrade

might take a while.

if you're installing from scratch get just the base system 
on, THEN upgrade, then run tasksel and set the rest up.

at least thats how i do it.



At 04:59 PM 5/02/2003 +1100, Steven Hanley wrote:
>On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 04:21:57PM +1100, Michael Still wrote:
>> How brave is running unstable? Will it eat my data?
>> How do I upgrade from woody to unstable using apt?
>for stuff that is not dependant on much other stuff (I have done this in the
>past with potato to get modutils and other stuff from newer debian releases)
>you can add an apt sources line to sources.list and apt-get source
>packagename and then build the package with debuild (well it can in fact all
>be done by apt but I like using seperate steps).
>You then get a modwhatever compiled and working on woody (if it does not
>have heinous dependancies)
>	See You
>	    Steve
>sjh at
>You are subtle as a window pane standing in my view
>but I will wait for it to rain so that I can see you
>   Anticipate - Ani

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