[ILUG] Going to try debian
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Mon Sep 6 17:47:39 IST 2004
On 6 Sep 2004, at 17:30, Justin 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 ?
No - at any given moment, there are at least three Debian releases -
stable, testing, unstable (there is also experimental but it's a little
different). These streams have names - stable is currently woody,
testing is sarge and unstable is sid.
Very shortly now, sarge is going to be declared stable. I presume sid
will become testing, and there will be a new testing stream which will
have a name which is not known to me now. So a box which currently has
testing installed will become stable. http://www.debian.org/releases
is the place to go to learn about this.
> 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?
You should install sarge, or unstable, now, as that will be stable very
soon. However, I'm not sure what magic you need to do with your
sources.list file to straighten things out when the actual release
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