Sarge Testing to Sarge Stable

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Sarge Testing to Sarge Stable

Postby XDJ » 2005-10-19 03:31

I have just taken over a Debian Testing server that appears to have not been updated since Sarge went stable. I would like to keep it at Sarge rather than updating it to the current Testing release. My current sources.list looks like this:

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main

deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main

deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main


If I just change all references of "testing" to "sarge" will that do the trick?

Also is there anyway I can make sure that this server has not been updated since Sarge went stable?

Thanks,
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Postby startx » 2005-10-19 07:08

If I just change all references of "testing" to "sarge" will that do the trick?
yes

Also is there anyway I can make sure that this server has not been updated since Sarge went stable?

Code: Select all
cat /var/log/dpkg.log | more

and see if anything was installed since srage went stable.

ps: sarge is the name of the stable release. the name of testing is etch.
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Sid?

Postby prplxd » 2005-10-19 22:04

startx wrote:ps: sarge is the name of the stable release. the name of testing is etch.

So, what is sid then? And what is the difference between them all?
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Re: Sid?

Postby Demetrius » 2005-10-19 22:32

prplxd wrote:
startx wrote:ps: sarge is the name of the stable release. the name of testing is etch.

So, what is sid then? And what is the difference between them all?


http://www.debian.org/releases/

Sarge is the current stable release.
Etch is the name of the current testing branch. When certain conditions are met it will eventually be frozen and, when released officially, will become the next stable release (still called Etch). At this point the testing branch will be renamed.
Sid is the unstable branch. There will never be a release called Sid, it will always be the name of the unstable branch.
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Postby anon » 2005-10-20 08:36

Replace the references to testing with stable (or sarge, depending on how you want to handle the release of etch). Start the synaptics gui, press reload, mark all upgrades and then apply (this will get you current sarge). To find out if any package installed didn't make sarge or is already installed in a more recent version select "installed (local or obsolete)". Note that debian doesn't support downgrades, so be careful with what you do (post if in doubt).
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