Michele Neylon:: Blacknight Solutions wrote:
>>>>OK now I'm confused. I got the net install ISO. I have my mirrors.
>>>>So "testing" is the beta / release candidate of "sarge"
>>which is the next stable release ?
>>>>Have I got that right? If this is the case I would guess
>>that updating from testing to the stable release of sarge,
>>when ever that happens, should be fairly painless and can be
>>done though the package manager apt-get ???? Right?
>>Yeah - you got the idea.
>>Install "testing" now. Once you've "slurped" all the bits and pieces you
>want you should be able to update the sources.list to point to "sarge"
>instead of "testing", or just keep using "testing" if you want more
>Trying to install "sarge" now _will_not_ work, as it doesn't exist.
>Of course if you are feeling adventurous you could point your sources at
>"unstable", which is even more fun :)
>You'd get the latest versions of everything within a couple of days of them
>>Mr Michele Neylon
>Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd
>Hosting, co-location & domains
>http://www.blacknight.ie/>Tel. +353 59 9137101
>>>>>I'm afraid this is wrong. sarge does indeed exist right now and can be
installed. It is currently IDENTICAL to testing as testing is simply a
symlink to it.
Now if I am wrong, forgive me and point me somewhere!
The comments about whether or not to change from testing are correct,
the testing symlink will point to etch when sarge is released so using
testing will keep you following the update path onto etch as it
develops, but you will have no security updates.
I would suggest sarge+unstable with apt-pinning if you want to be able
to get to the latest and greatest software on a desktop, just sarge if
you just want a solid system. When the freeze is coming about for etch
you can change your sources.list across to etch and fire up that apt-get
dist-upgrade option to pull up everything you didn't have to manually
trigger an upgrade for from install til then
Of course you could dive straight into unstable but I'd suggest that
your better off starting somewhere fairly solid to find your way around
and then if you want more use apt-pinning to pull in the unstable
packages you want (and their dependencies).
Again, I hope I'm helping not hindering!
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