[lug] Upgrading Debian Questions
gmurray at Mines.EDU
Fri Feb 1 14:06:55 MST 2002
> The potato installation system is no longer being actively maintained,
> and we recommend using the woody installer for new installations, even
> though it is not available on CD yet. The new installation manual and
> the release notes are available for preview.
> Expected major upgrades, by the time woody releases, include GLibC
> 2.2, GCC 3.0, XFree86 4.1 and Perl 5.6. Linux kernel 2.4 is judged not
> to be mature enough to be a default for most architectures at this
> time, but you can install a 2.4 kernel from Debian after completing
> your installation. It's also likely that the debconf package will be
> used in nearly all the packages which need to prompt in the maintainer
> If you are using APT, you can use the following lines in your
> /etc/apt/sources.list file to be able to access packages in testing:
I had some questions for Debian users:
1) If I add the testing packages to source.list now and do the
resulting upgrades until the release, what would happen when I ran
apt-get dist-upgrade when the release was finally made?
2) If I have a Windoze box with a Linux-ready partition, how do I
install Linux (Debian) without the CDs? I've installed Linux six
times successfully (and many times unsuccessfully!) from CDs, but not
3) When is this InstallFest everyone is talking about?
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